Future Online Students

Apply to Herron’s Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking online program

Herron welcomes applicants from many backgrounds beyond design, such as business, communication, public health, environmental affairs, engineering, technology, and biomedical sciences. Successful applicants to the online program value academic rigor, professionalism, collaboration, and interdisciplinary exploration. They take creative risks and are interested in insight-driven innovation into their evolving practice.

In order to apply to Herron, you must hold an undergraduate degree, but there are no disciplinary requirements. Diverse backgrounds are expected. 

Application components

Application fees

IU online graduate application fee: $60 for U.S. citizens, $65 for international applicants

Application deadlines

  • Fall admission: Opens August 1 and closes February 1
  • Spring admission: Opens May 1 and closes October 1

For spring 2019 admission to the Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking, contact herrgrad@iupui.edu for detailed application instructions.


Ask an admissions advisor, or contact Herron's Office of Admissions and Student Services directly at 317-278-9400 or herrgrad@iupui.edu.