FIU | New 2-Year Non-Residential Doctor of Design Degree

Florida International University now joins Harvard GSD and a handful of universities worldwide in offering a Doctorate of Design (DDes) program.

The Doctor of Design is a 60-credit post-professional degree program. It prepares students for the highest levels of the profession and academia, and for contributions to the greater body of design knowledge through scholarship, research, and innovation. The STEM program focuses on the application of the latest computer tools to the design, visualization, and fabrication of the built environment.

As a post-professional degree, the Doctor of Design provides specialized credentials for advanced professional and academic applied research. The FIU DDes is flexible enough to suit working professionals, who may be unable to commit to a full-time residency program. It is designed to be particularly attractive to those teaching or aspiring to teach in college/university departments of architecture both in the United States and worldwide — especially those already research active.

The FIU DDes is a 2-year, minimum residency program that requires students to be in residence for only 9 days of intensive study in each of the first two semesters, and for shorter periods in subsequent semesters. Instruction during the residential periods will take place primarily in FIU’s Miami Beach Urban Studios at the heart of Miami Beach.

The program launches in January 2021.  Applications for the inaugural cohort are due by 1 October 2020.

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