Apply for a Master of Science in Sports Product Design (Portland location only)

Application: Online applications are available through SlideRoom.
Application Deadline: The priority application deadline for the following fall term is January 15, but we will accept applications until space is full. 
Application Fee: $10 USD
Application Decision: Applications will be reviewed after the January 15 deadline. Decisions will be sent via email four to eight weeks after the application deadline.


The master of science in sports product design graduate program accepts applications once each year for the following fall term.

All applications, recommendations and portfolios MUST be submitted online. Please do not send hard copies of your applications, recommendations, or portfolio to the Department of Product Design office.

If you have questions about the application or application process, please contact us at or 503-412-3718.

Application Process

Eligible students wishing to apply for the master of science in sports product design program in Portland will have fulfilled degree requirements for a BA or BS or other professional degree before starting the program.

The sports product design application consists of two parts that must be completed before the application committee will review it.

University of Oregon Graduate School applicationincludes official transcripts and information on your personal and educational background, as well as English language competency for non-native English speakers.

  • UO application requirements
  • Must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846, Department Code: 4401
  • English language proficiency requirements for product design:
    • IBT TOEFL Minimum = 88
    • PBT TOEFL Minimum = 575
    • IELTS Minimum = 7.0. ETS​
    • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom will also satisfy English proficiency requirements.
  • International students will also be required to demonstrate availability of liquid assets sufficient to support one year of study, including living expenses. For the 2016-2017 academic year, this is estimated at $42,252 USD. This will be required before initiation of a visa application once an offer of admission has been extended and accepted.

Sports product design application

  • Transcripts: One PDF that includes all of your transcripts
  • Statement of Interest
    • A 300-word statement expressing your specific interest in pursuing a degree in sports product design. Tell us how you see design influencing your life and the world around you.
  • Autobiography
  • Portfolio
    • The purpose of the portfolio is to provide the admissions committee a sense of your interests in sports product design and your creative potential. We are looking for examples that show your ability to problem-solve throughout the design process, drawing and prototyping skills, and story telling. Consider the portfolio itself as a demonstration of your design abilities.
    • One PDF file, 20 pages maximum, 5MB maximum
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Recommenders will automatically receive an email inviting them to complete the reference requirement
    • Please note: UO faculty members John Arndt, Wonhee Jeong Arndt, Trygve Faste, Kiersten Muenchinger, Erdem Selek, Hale Selek, Susan Sokolowski, and Alex Xu cannot be recommenders.
  • $10 administrative submission fee