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Prospective Students

Learn what the Segal experience is all about.

Prospective Students

The Segal Design Institute provides a welcoming environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity. The Segal community benefits from our close relationships with other schools at Northwestern University, as well as with design industry leaders.

Segal’s rigorous, team-based design curricula emphasize topics such as sustainability, human-centered design, socially conscious entrepreneurship, and the design and development of impactful products and services. Its project-focused approach to coursework ensures that students leave Segal with the tools and collaborative experience needed to advance their careers.

Undergraduate Study

Segal offers valuable and immersive opportunities for undergraduates.

Take A Design Course

Design courses are open to all Northwestern students pursuing any major.
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Design Thinking & Communication (DTC)

A freshman core curriculum course required for all McCormick undergraduates.
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BS in Manufacturing and Design Engineering (MaDE)

An undergraduate major for McCormick engineering students.
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Segal Design Certificate

This certificate program is open to all Northwestern students pursuing any major.
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Graduate Study

Position yourself for the next step in your career in industry, research, or academia.

Master of Science in Engineering Design Innovation (EDI)

A master's program designed for recent graduates of engineering disciplines.

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Master of Product Design and Development Management (mpd²)

A master's program designed for working professionals enrolling on a full-time or part-time basis.
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MMM Program

A dual-degree MBA and MS Design Innovation program, designed for future business leaders.
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PhD Research

Advanced study in design-related research.

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Executive Education

3-Day Certificate Program

A master's level program in which working professionals learn how to implement design thinking and innovation to advance their careers.

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