The 2014–2019 survey of M.Design alumni was conducted online and received a 85% response rate (35 out of 41 graduates). If we were unable to contact you, please get in touch—we would love to include your data.
Acceptance rates range from 3–8%.
On average, the Division of Design graduates six M.Design students each year; genders are evenly divided.
The Division accepts a limited number (15%) of candidates as 3-Year students (6 out of 40). Red indicates 3-Year students.
69% of M.Design alumni have an undergraduate degree in Design.
The average age of M.Design candidates at graduation is 30.
After graduation, M.Design alumni are most likely to have full-time design employment (85%).
More than half (55%) of M.Design graduates have employment within one month after graduation; the average time is two months.
Of 35 M.Design alumni surveyed, 100% are currently employed in the field of design.
Design employment occurs in corporations (50%), design/ advertising/ marketing consultancies (30%), and nonprofits (15%).
The following corporations/organizations employed the 2014–2019 M.Design graduates:
Alaska Salmon Sisters (Alaska)
Blackboard Insurance (New York, NY)
HireVue, Employment Software (Salt Lake City, UT)
Jacobs (Bellevue, WA)
SK Holdings, (Seongnam, Korea)
Ubiquiti Networks (Seattle, WA
Vacasa (Portland, OR)
98point6, Inc. (Seattle, WA)
Amazon (Seattle, WA)
Epic Games (Seattle, WA)
Ebay (Bellevue, WA)
Google (Seattle, WA)
Microsoft (Redmond, WA)
Palador (Seattle, WA)
Xerox Parc (Palo Alto, CA)
Cognition Studio (Seattle, WA)
Formative (Seattle, WA)
Studio Matthews (Seattle, WA)
Symplicit (Melbourne, Australia)
Typegray (Seattle, WA)
Chan Zuckerbeg Initiative (Palo Alto, CA)
Charles Wright Academy (Tacoma, WA)
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
Pearson Books (Boston, MA)
Roughly half of M.Design candidates are out-of-state applicants (46% = 11/24); 25% are international students (from Korea, China, Iran, Europe, and New Zealand.) After graduation, approximately half of all alumni (58% =14/24) remain in Washington, with 46% employed in Seattle.