Sports Product Design: MS

Program Information


Sports Product Design


Master of Science (MS)


College of Design


Fall Term: January 15


Fall Term: 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. 


1.7 years



Program Description

Sports product design is the creation of innovative sports products through research and design. This program is focused on experience in research, ideation, materials, creation, development, production, and validation, specific to sports products.

The master of science program prepares designers to be key members and leaders of multidisciplinary teams within the more than 800 sports product companies located in Oregon and beyond.

The degree also focuses on innovation methodology, athletic performance, sustainability, and sports product marketing and branding.

The Department of Product Design has included the design of sports gear in their curriculum since the program started in 2008; winning their first national student design award for the Oregon Manifest bicycle design and prototype.

The department has also pioneered adaptive products while working in partnership with local athletes to manifest their full sports potential.

Entering students equipped with conceptual problem-solving abilities, knowledge of materials and production, strategies for emotional product resonance and relevance, and entrepreneurial skills will have their designer’s toolboxes enhanced with a deep, specific study of sports product methods, tools and technologies, human physiology, biomechanics, and perception.

The University of Oregon's sports product design master's degree program is developing the next generation of innovative designers to inspire athletes around the world to play harder, run faster, and push the boundaries of the sport.

Students who graduate from this program will be capable of making strong contributions to the sports design culture of Oregon and the world at large.

Program Information  Faculty

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements


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


  • CV
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

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