STEM OPT Extension
International students in the MS in Industrial Design program can qualify for the United States STEM OPT Extension for their visa by enrolling in our Design Technology Graduate Certificate along with MSID courses. In most cases this can be accomplished without requiring additional credits. Please contact Graduate Admissions for more information if you are interested.
A substantial number of MSID students come from outside the US; we welcome and value global perspectives.
Fast and fluent English speaking and comprehension are crucial to success in a graduate-level studio design program. For international applicants, MSID has determined that TOEFL IBT speaking and listening subscores above 20 are needed to allow students to function effectively. Students whose scores are slightly below these levels are still encouraged to apply; they may be offered admission, conditional on completion of a recommended foundational English program.