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PhD Programs

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:

Theater, Visual Arts, Bio Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Radiation Medicine, Radiology, Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Communications, Psychology, Global Policy and Strategy, Center for Healthy Aging, and Management.

Application for Cognitive Science
Application for Computer Science and Engineering
Application for Communication

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