Graduate Admission: Masters in Information Design

Applicants for the Master of Arts degree in information Design must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. The undergraduate record must demonstrate clear evidence of ability to undertake and pursue successfully advanced study in the graduate field.

In addition to standard university graduate admission requirements, the Department of Design requires that successful applicants submit the following materials: items 1 and 2 to the CCSU Graduate Admissions Office and items 3 and 4 to the attention of the Department of Design (Graphic/Information) Graduate Admissions Committee.

  1. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  2. Transcripts that demonstrate 12 credits of undergraduate course work in graphic design with a grade of “B” or better, of which three credits must be at the 400 level. These courses will be reviewed by the department for discipline-specific content as it relates to the M.A. in Information Design.
  3. Application Essay.
  4. Online or CD-ROM portfolio (10 examples of applicant’s graphic design work). The portfolio must meet department admissions committee approval for design quality. Collaborative projects must be clearly identified as such and include a detailed description of each student’s contribution.

NOTE: Successful applicants will be expected to take a technical competency test prior to admission to designated courses requiring computer use.

Apply to CCSU Graduate Program

Students can apply to CCSU online by visiting the Graduate Studies website