Interior Design (Post-Professional), M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M588

General Information

The Master of Science in Interior Design Post Professional option offers an opportunity for the students graduating from a CIDA accredited program to earn a Master of Science in Interior Design degree in one year (Summer+Fall+Spring semester).

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23.

  • Note: I D 5793 (Interior Materials and Specifications) may be required as a prerequisite course requirement for students with undergraduate degrees from non-CIDA accredited Interior Design programs or a related field. If I D 5793 is identified as a prerequisite at admission, it cannot be applied toward the MSID degree.

Thesis Option

I D 5123Environment and Human Behavior3
I D 5133Research Methods3
or RCPL 5113 Urban Planning Research Methods
I D 5143Design Theory Analysis and Evaluation3
or ARCH 5543 Architectural Theory and Criticism
Guided Electives: 112
Design Computation Visualization and Analysis
Indoor Environmental Quality
Indoor Controls and Technology
Interior Design Office Professional Practice
Methods X - Tools of Practice
I D 5940Field Work (or Research Elective)3
I D 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

I D 5123Environment and Human Behavior3
I D 5133Research Methods3
or RCPL 5113 Urban Planning Research Methods
I D 5143Design Theory Analysis and Evaluation3
or ARCH 5543 Architectural Theory and Criticism
Guided Electives: 112
Design Computation Visualization and Analysis
Indoor Environmental Quality
Indoor Controls and Technology
Interior Design Office Professional Practice
Methods X - Tools of Practice
I D 5940Field Work (or Research Elective)3
I D 5950Masters of Science in Interior Design Project6
Research Elective3
Total Credit Hours33

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.