Sports Product Design: MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Sports Product Design


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Design




PRIORITY DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 15


FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: August 15

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details. 


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.7 years


CAMPUS

Portland


Program Description

Sports Product Design is the creation of innovative products through research and iteration. The program focuses on problem identification, ideation, materials, prototyping, development, validation, production and marketing specific to the sports industry. The Master of Science program prepares students to be key members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams within the 800+ sports product companies located in Oregon and beyond globally. The Department of Product Design has included the design of sports gear in their curriculum since 2008 - winning their first national student design award for the Oregon Manifest bicycle design and prototype. The department has also pioneered adaptive products while working in partnership with local athletes to manifest their full sports potential. Entering students equipped with conceptual problem-solving abilities, knowledge of materials and production, strategies for emotional product resonance and relevance, and entrepreneurial skills will have their designer’s toolboxes enhanced with a deep, specific study of sports product creation methods, 3D technologies, human physiology, biomechanics, and perception. The University of Oregon's Sports Product Design Master's program aims to develop the next generation of innovators to inspire athletes around the world to play harder, run faster, and push the boundaries of sport. Students who graduate from this program will be capable of making strong contributions to the sports design culture of Oregon and the world at large.

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Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Letter of Intent
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts consolidated to one PDF

Optional

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)

Not Required

  • GMAT

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