Master'sInnovation Design

The Master in Innovation Design (MID) from Wichita State merges arts, science, and technology curricula, creating opportunities for students and faculty to collaborate across WSU’s colleges. The MID program nurtures students’ design-thinking skills, building the ability to develop creative solutions, communicate effectively, apply entrepreneurial principals and develop prototypes.

Learn how Innovation Design is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted to the Master of Innovation Design program, you must first be admitted to the WSU Grad School.

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Inside the Program

Student uses drone imaging for hurricane relief effort in Texas

As a Master of Innovation Design student, you can create products that will help others.

James Balman used software he developed to make a difference for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

His neural image technology helped determine damage to structures quickly and safely, allowing for a faster appraisal and letting residents get the insurance coverage they needed to start over.


The MID degree requires the completion of a plan of study approved by the student’s advisor which must be filed within the first 12 credit hours of graduate coursework. Two options are available:

  • The thesis option requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework plus a minimum of six credit hours of thesis
  • The directed project option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework plus a minimum of three credit hours of directed project


Thanks to WSU’s extensive network of employer connections, students in every major have opportunities to gain real-world experience—helping them build a resume, make professional connections and land their dream jobs.

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