Interior Design (First Professional), M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 63

Program Code: M587

General Information

The Master of Science in Interior Design First Professional option offers an opportunity for pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree in Interior Design for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Interior Design or closely related fields.

Required Courses

Prerequisite Leveling Courses
I D 5523Graduate Studio I3
I D 5533Graduate Studio II3
I D 5534Graduate Studio III4
I D 5544Graduate Studio IV4
I D 5763Graduate Interior Design Computer Application3
I D 5773Graduate Interior Construction3
I D 5793Interior Materials and Specifications3
I D 5573Interior Lighting and Building Systems3
I D 5564Graduate Studio V4
Core Courses
I D 5133Research Methods3
or RCPL 5113 Urban Planning Research Methods
I D 5123Environment and Human Behavior3
I D 5143Design Theory Analysis and Evaluation3
or ARCH 5543 Architectural Theory and Criticism
I D 5163Design Computation Visualization and Analysis3
I D 5343Indoor Environmental Quality3
I D 5413Indoor Controls and Technology3
I D 5940Field Work (or Research Elective)3
Research Elective3
I D 5463Interior Design Office Professional Practice3
or ARCH 5053 Methods X - Tools of Practice
I D 5950Masters of Science in Interior Design Project6
Total Credit Hours63

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.

  • A student who has done satisfactory graduate work and has earned a 3.0 grade point average may file for master’s candidacy.