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Graduate Departmental Requirements: Master of Science in Information Experience Design (Fall and Spring), Manhattan campus (STEM)


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant must have a superior scholastic record or otherwise give evidence of ability to perform work on the graduate level. Applicants are expected to offer evidence of maturity and leadership potential for the profession. All applicants must apply using the online application and include:

  • transcripts of all previous postsecondary education;
  • a current résumé/CV;
  • two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources; and
  • a statement of purpose (no more than 500 words) describing long-range goals and interest in the chosen discipline and reason for applying to the program. The Admissions Committee views the statement of purpose as a means of gauging an applicant’s fit in the program, how intellectually curious they are about the world around them, and how they’d contribute to the diversity of the student population at the School of Information. The statement is also a way for the Committee to learn more about an applicant beyond what is indicated on a resume or transcript. Please tell us why you believe the program is right for you and how/why it aligns with your long term goals and professional aspirations. Please do not include details that can be found in your resume.

Optional: You may also include additional materials to demonstrate your skills and/or interests, which may take the form of an online portfolio, academic research paper, analytical report or presentation, or other relevant work sample. Optional portfolios should be uploaded to

A TOEFL score of 82 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for Mainland China of 553, IELTS of 6.5, Cambridge English score of 176, or a PTE of 53 is required for international students. Students who are not international but whose first language is not English must submit the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.