JUST ANNOUNCED Wichita State interdisciplinary team is in the Top 10 for the 2022 NASA SUITS Challenge and will pitch at NASA Headquarters in Houston, Texas this May!

Master of innovation design students working together over a laptop.

The Master of Innovation Design (MID) degree program merges arts, science and technology courses, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary student/faculty collaboration. The program is tailored for each student, helping them develop their innovator mindset including their ability to:

  • Communicate ideas effectively
  • Facilitate design thinking and design sprints
  • Utilize an agile product development workflow
  • Develop transformative physical, digital and service products
  • Validate ideas for market fit
  • Build sustainable teams
  • Launch a startup enterprise
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The undergraduate certificate in interdisciplinary leadership comprises 12 credit hours of courses chosen from across many disciplines.

Upon completion of the leadership certificate, students are able to:

  • Identify leadership theories and concepts;
  • Differentiate leadership practices across settings, organizations, disciplines and systems;
  • Identify cultural strengths and differences through a leadership framework;
  • Develop leadership skills based on personal strengths and professional interests; and
  • Lead individuals in teamwork exercises.
People working in a large open space

The minor in Sustainability through the College of Innovation and Design approaches sustainability through a holistic lens. Courses investigate the management of our social, environmental, economic, and cultural resources so they may last for generations.

Areas of focus include: 

  • Innovation life cycle 
  • Change management 
  • Sustainable business development 
  • Social mobility 
  • Challenges in sustainability and innovation 
NASA SUITS Wichita State Team, Harvestars Group Photo

Updates from the College of Innovation and Design

We are always getting our hands dirty with various projects and new ventures. Read stories from students, news articles, and updates below.


Inside the Institute

Enjoy this sneak peek of everyday life as a Master of Innovation Design student at Wichita State University.


Our unique approach

Institute of Interdisciplinary Innovation team

Building a Team

The College of Innovation and Design is a unique development and design environment. It starts with a carefully selected group of students from different areas of expertise who have great ideas and the tenacity to make them real.

Students in the Beech Wind Tunnel

The Collaborative Process

Our teams seek to harness the power of diverse perspectives, passion, and conflict — supported by access to incredible facilities and resources — to refine students' ideas and work toward beautiful and lasting solutions.

Mark Walters of Steelcase presents to MID class in Chicago

Elevated Understanding

By the end of their two years in the program, those who complete the journey will have an elevated understanding of leadership, collaboration, and the intricacies of ideation, gaining a highly marketable creative confidence, and lifelong friends in the process.

Jared Goering models a mask

College of Innovation & Design Alumni Compete in $1 Million Mask Challenge

Three Wichita State University alumni are in the running to win $1 million as part of the Next-Gen Mask Challenge sponsored by XPrize. They were chosen one of only 25 finalists from a field of 1,000 teams from 30 countries.

Spencer Steinert, Jared Goering and Maggie Koops — all recent graduates of Wichita State’s Master of Innovation Design program — teamed up to for the Cyfive apparel company to address a challenge created by XPrize: to craft a face mask addressing the obstacles that deter people from wearing them and promote positive mask-wearing behavior. 


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