Current IU Graduate Students

Add a certificate in design thinking to your current graduate degree

Current IU graduate students who are interested in adding the Graduate Certificate in Design Thinking 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.
  • Provide three examples that present evidence of your experience in collaborative situations and developing solutions. These examples may include a case study, portfolio, deliverable, or other suitable format. 

Application dates

  • Fall admission: Opens September 5 and closes February 1
  • Spring admission: Opens May 1 and closes October 1


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