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Seeking PhD applicants to work with the Design Lab research faculty

Although the Design Lab does not have a PhD program, students enrolled in PhD programs in existing UCSD departments can often work on design-related dissertations, working with relevant Design Lab faculty. Prospective students who wish to apply a user-centered system design approach in their research should contact faculty members whose interests seem aligned with theirs. Students can come from any department in the university: note that for such a study program, permission must be granted by both the student’s department and the relevant Design Lab faculty member.

Current List of Departments:

  • Anthropology
  • Bio Engineering
  • Center for Healthy Aging
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communications
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Medicine
  • Global Policy and Strategy
  • Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
  • Indigenous Futures
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rady School of Management
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Visual Arts
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