The Design School


Healthcare Design Initiative

DEGREE PROGRAMS

MSD (Master of Science in Design): Healthcare and Healing Environments Concentration

The Healthcare and Healing Environments concentration provides students with the opportunity to examine factors impacting the design, planning and evaluation of healthcare facilities and healing environments using design research tools. Students in this concentration are mentored by local healthcare design practitioners as they team with nursing students, work for actual clients and correspond with forward-thinking healthcare research centers. The program requires a design or healthcare related background and features:

For complete application instructions and requirements please visit The Design School graduate application page design.asu.edu/students/grad/prospective/applying/.

 

Concurrent Master's Degrees

The concurrent degree options offer students the unique opportunity to simultaneously pursue master's degrees in two disciplines or fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, healthcare design research in the Design School and healthcare innovation in the College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation.

For instance, the academic path of a student pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in Architecture and Healthcare and Healing Environments might look like:

Year 1: Core courses in Architecture (MArch)
Year 2: Core courses in Healthcare and Healing Environments (MSD)
Year 3: Courses combining MArch + HHE (including a thesis and capstone project combining design work with a research component)

Concurrent degree tracks include:

For more information regarding MHI please visit:
nursingandhealth.asu.edu/mhi

 

Ph.D.: Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Design and Planning in Healthcare and Healing Environments

The Ph.D. concentration in Healthcare and Healing Environments integrates the principles of medical and clinical innovations, business administration, interior architecture, quality and performance improvement, human health services, communication studies, architecture and behavioral and engineering sciences, among others. This program requires a design or healthcare background and features:

For complete application instructions and requirements please visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/degrees/phd_environmental/admission.php.