School of Engineering
Brown-RISD Master of Arts in Design Engineering



Applications for enrollment in July 2021 open October 1.

Apply Via Secure Portal

Our application asks for:

→ Written statement of intent: Why is this the right program for you? What will you bring to strengthen the cohort? What future will the program enable for you?

→ Portfolio (Guidelines)

→ Official Transcript

→ 3 Letters of Recommendation

→ TOEFL Score (if applicable) Brown University is aware that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may have placed burdensome challenges in sitting for the required center-based standardized exams. Please note that we do NOT accept the At Home version of the TOEFL exam nor the IELTS Indicator exam. However, students in mainland China may submit the TOEFL ITP Plus in lieu of the TOEFL iBT. If the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to sit for an English language exam, a waiver may be requested. To be considered for a TOEFL or IELTS waiver, please submit this form. You will need your application login credentials.

Because the deadline is fast approaching we are extending the deadline, for TOEFL or IELTS submission only, to May 1, 2021. All other parts of the application should be submitted by the February 1, 2021 deadline.


MADE applications are due on February 1, 2021. Notification of admission will be sent via email and viewable in the application portal on March 1, 2021.


Determining Financial Support is an integral part of the application process.