Degree Requirements

Master of Interior Design (first professional)

For students entering with degrees other than professional degrees in interior design or architecture, the Master of Interior Design is a first professional degree, with accelerated graduate professional courses designed to prepare the student for advanced work in interior design; the coursework is prescribed on the basis of the student’s previous college work as shown in transcripts, portfolio, statement of intent, résumé, and references. This program includes thirty-two hours of qualifying coursework (some course requirements may be waived upon review of transcripts and experience) prior to forty-nine semester hours of graduate work, including a master’s thesis contributing to the knowledge base of interior design or a master’s design studio.

Master of Interior Design (postprofessional)

For students entering with a professional degree in interior design or architecture, the Master of Interior Design is a postprofessional degree. This program requires forty-eight semester hours of graduate work, including a master’s thesis contributing to the knowledge base of interior design or a master’s design studio.