Sports Product Design: MS

The Sports Product Design program develops graduates proficient in using science and creative problem-solving methods to innovate products that push the boundaries of society and the field of sport. The 2-year curriculum, founded in 2016, focuses on research, product innovation methodologies, athletic performance, sustainability, business, marketing, and branding. 

Graduates study to become leaders of multidisciplinary product creation teams within the 800+ sports product companies in the state of Oregon and beyond. Upon graduation, they enter the sports industry as designers, developers, researchers, and engineers - across footwear, apparel, and equipment organizations. 

Graduates of the program have published peer-reviewed research papers, presented at academic conferences, patented new technologies, exhibited at international design exhibits, won international design awards, taught workshops, and received funding for their new product ventures. The program has also pioneered adaptive products in partnership with local businesses and athletes to achieve their full sports potential.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

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


  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)



Master of Science (MS)
College of Design
Campus: Portland
Fall Term:
Priority Deadline - July 1 (international applicants)
Final Deadline - 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.