Requirements for MA in Experience Design

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in the designated program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Legend
Course Requirements

No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Foundation Courses
HCD 421
HCD 450
MCS 502
Core Courses
Choose 2 courses from the following:
EXP 440
EXP 441
EXP 442
Design and Production Courses
Choose 3 courses from the following:
DC 413
DC 441
DC 468
DMA 475
DMA 425
DMA 480
GAM 424
GAM 690
GAM 691
HCI 445
HCI 460
HCI 470
HCI 515
HCI 530
JOUR 504
JOUR 507
MCS 541
MCS 542
Topic Area Electives
Choose 2 from the following:
HCI 553
GAM 597
HCI 520
MCS 501
MCS 520
MCS 530
JOUR 538
CMNS 501
CMNS 545
CMNS 552
CMNS 570
NMS 508
NMS 510
WRD 511
RELC 500
RELC 504
Collaboration Practicum
Students must take the collaboration studio class 3 times. These classes provide the opportunity for students to work in teams and to take on real-world challenges linked to community-based organizations and groups.
EXP 480
Optional Portfolio Workshop
Students have the option of taking a Portfolio Workshop course focused on developing their professional identity, creating a portfolio, and preparing for their next career steps. This workshop course is optional and does not count toward the MA in Experience Design degree requirements.
EXP 450