How to Apply

A Flexible Education

The UNT M.A. in Interaction Design, IXD, program offers courses for full- and part-time students. Students can complete an M.A. in under 16 months, receive a minor, or take individual courses to augment a graduate degree in a related field. The program is not designated as a STEM program. Individuals and organizations interested in IXD courses for professional development can also customize an educational plan or take single courses without working toward the full M.A. degree.

Three Steps to Apply for the M.A. in IxD Program

Three-Step Application Process

1. Review

Visit UNT's Toulouse Graduate School website to review detailed application processes and requirements.

2. Apply

Visit the Apply Texas website to create an account and complete your application. An application fee is required.

3. Submit

Submit the required materials—described below—to UNT's Department of Design via email for departmental review.

*Large files may require the use of WeTransfer, DropBox or other file sharing services. Please use the subject line: "M.A. in IxD Application"

What to Submit

Letter of Intent

Write between 300 and 500 well-crafted words that articulate what you hope to achieve by taking courses in the M.A. in IxD program.

Résumé or Vitae

A concise, one- to three-page document that reports your educational and professional history, including your responsibilities and leadership experience, and that lists a domain name/URL that will allow us to review your portfolio of work.

Portfolio of Work

Samples of your work — no more than 10 — and academic or professional writing of no more than four documents. An online archive of your work is preferred, however, a collection of examples in PDF form also will be accepted.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2021

Aug. 6, 2021, 5 p.m. CDT

Spring 2022

Dec. 10, 2021, 5 p.m. CDT

The application deadline for the Spring 2022 semester is 5 p.m., Dec.10, 2021.
NOTE: Serious applicants who wish to begin their studies with us at that time—especially anyone who needs funding support—should apply by Oct. 1, 2021.

Fall 2022

Aug. 5, 2022, 5 p.m. CDT

The final deadline to apply for enrollment in the Fall 2022 semester is 5 p.m., Aug. 5, 2022. We recommend that M.A. in IxD applicants who wish to begin their studies in the Fall 2022 semester complete their applications by March 15, 2022, which is roughly five months before our fall semester begins.


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