Masters Degree Career Statistics

Every year, our graduates find themselves shaping the future of design for interactions at consultancies and tech firms, and in a growing number of industries driven to leverage the power of design thinking. Not only do our graduates find employment quickly, they find themselves as the most sought after candidates in the Design field.

2016 Employers and Job Titles

EmployerJob TitleCityState
AppleHuman Interface DesignerSanta ClaraCA
DesignitService DesignerNew YorkNY
Designregio KortrijkDesigner in ResidenceKortrijkBelgium
GoogleInteraction DesignerMountain ViewCA
MicrosoftUX DesignerSeattleWA
MicrosoftUX DesignerRedmondWA
One AtriumEntrepreneur/OwnerPittsburghPA
PNCDesigner, Intermediate (Clinical Tools)PittsburghPA

2016 Salaries*

MaximumMinimumAverageMedian
$114,000$80,000$101,500$106,000

Employment by Geographic Region

RegionPercentage
Northeast: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT14
Mid-Atlantic: DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV29
Southwest: AZ, NM, OK, TX-
West: CA, HI, NV43
Southeast: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN-
Midwest: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI-
International14

*4 salaries reported. Salaries do not include internships, military, colunteer or those outside of the US.

**This report was finalized August 2016.

Source: Post-graduation data compiled from 94% of graduating Design graduate students. This includes students who graduated in August 2015, December 2015 & May 2016.

Note: All professional experiences are listed. Some recent graduates chose not to provide employer, job title, salary, and/or graduate school information in their response.


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