Current IU Graduate Students

Add a certificate in design thinking to your current graduate degree

Current IU graduate students interested in adding the Design Thinking for Collaborative Innovation certificate must complete the Herron application for currently enrolled students.


In order to apply to Herron from another IU school, you must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an IU graduate or professional degree program
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher 
  • Submit a personal statement explaining why you want to enroll in the certificate program and how your interests complement your studies

If you have prior experience in design work or collaborative problem solving, you are invited to provide evidence in any suitable format, such as a portfolio.

Application deadlines

  • Fall admission: August 1
  • Spring admission: October 1


Ask an admissions advisor, or contact Herron’s Office of Admissions and Student Services directly at 317-278-9400 or