MDes Student Cohorts


“The cohort and the group of people we have put together is dynamite and I expect it will be like a chemical reaction.  It will be exciting to see what happens when you get together!”
Kyle Steinfeld, Associate Director, MDes. 



MDes2024 Cohort

Our accomplished fourth MDes cohort includes three Arcus Social Justice Corps Fellows, one Mastercard Foundation Scholar, and a deep experience across diverse design and technology disciplines.


MDes2023 Cohort

Our third cohort of 47 students joins the program in Fall 2022 and will graduate in December 2023. They are 57% female and 43% male. 77% of the class are international students and represent 6 different countries and locations from around the world – including Canada, China, Colombia, Ghana, India, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. 6% of the class identify as underrepresented minority (URM).The backgrounds and experiences of the third cohort span many fields and practices from industrial design, architecture and engineering to computer science, cognitive science, art, history, integrated design, textile technology, business and innovation and advertising.