IIT Institute of Design, Chicago
Founded in 1937 by a former Bauhaus teacher, the IIT Institute of Design was the first school in the US to offer a PhD in design back in 1991.
Part of the Illinois Institute of Technology, the graduate-only school is one of the leading facilities in the world for design research.
It offers a PhD in Design as well as a Master of Design degree program which encompasses product, interaction design and strategic design.
The school is also responsible for an unprecedented dual Master of Design and MBA degree program in collaboration with the IIT Stuart School of Business.