Students at Parsons School of Design challenge conventional design to explore disruptive ideas from a human-centered perspective. Through focused training, experimentation, and exploration, they draw on all disciplines, harnessing innovation and creativity to design for a world that doesn’t exist yet.

Here are four highlights from the 17 master’s programs offered at Parsons:

Communication Design (MPS)
Can digital interfaces enrich human interaction? In this one-year professional program, students create solutions for an increasingly digital world by creatively relaying messages, information, and ideas. Graduate with a forward-looking aesthetic, anchored in leadership skills that set you apart in the professional world.

Design and Urban Ecologies (MS)
Can urban growth fuel social justice? Transform urban environments by redesigning processes alongside the communities that live there. Gain a broad understanding of urban development, executing projects that transform community organizing, public space, housing, infrastructure, and more.

Design Studies (MA)
Can design make us more altruistic? Explore the influence of design on human experience, uniting design research and practice with scholarly thought. Study through a unique, multidisciplinary approach, discovering ways that design can transform experiences and affect social change.

Lighting Design (MFA)
Can darkness make us healthier? Explore the relationship between lighting and human experience, sustainability, and social impact, with a solid foundation in the intellectual, aesthetic, and technical dimensions of light. See how light can impact people and place – with an option to study a dual degree program with Architecture or Interior Design.