How to Apply

MFA in Design Thinking

We are excited that you are considering applying to the MFA in Design Thinking.  On this page, we provide step-by-step  instructions for the application process.  If you have any questions while applying, please feel free to contact Dr. Joan Dickinson at


  • You may apply directly through Radford University’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Minimum grade-point average of 3.00 is preferred
  • Three letters of reference
  • Undergraduate degree and grade point averages as evidenced through transcripts
  • Prior work experience/work history (resume or vita)
  • Evidence of creativity and leadership
  • Statement of philosophy, overall goals, and why obtaining this degree is important for your future