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 32 hours of qualifying coursework (some course requirements may be waived upon review of transcripts and experience) prior to 50 semester hours of graduate work, including a master’s design studio or a terminal advanced 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 48 semester hours of graduate work, including a master’s thesis contributing to the knowledge base of interior design or a master’s design studio.