Master of Fine Arts

MFA in Design Thinking

Offered by: Radford University
Type: Master's
Format: Online (asynchronous)
Average Time to Complete 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

About the Program

RU | Master’s | Online – The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Design Thinking graduate degree program is a 100% online, terminal degree graduate program that provides students with in-depth experiences in using the design process to solve complex problems. While enrolled in this graduate program, students participate in interdisciplinary teams using creative and multifaceted design methodologies that address international issues.

Courses & Requirements

60 credit hours | Course Checklist


Design Thinking – The theories and methods relative to creative cognition;

Design History – The historical and political context of design;

Design Research – The science of design grounded in research and scholarship;

Design Management – The dynamics of team work and management; and

Design Doing – The experimental opportunities in virtual studios with team-based solutions.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of Radford University, you will have access to:

How to Apply

Because the MFA in Design Thinking is a 100% online graduate degree program, students hale from a variety of backgrounds. The diversity of the student body is one of the program’s positive attributes. Students may apply to the MFA in Design Thinking program through Radford University’s College of Graduate Studies and Research.  Please review program admissions requirements.

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