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Master of Science in Interior Architecture

Master of Science in Interior Architecture

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The post professional program provides an opportunity for advanced study and contribution to knowledge in the field through the thesis. It leads to the Master of Science in interior architecture (MS) as a post professional degree and applicants must have, or expect to complete, a professional degree in interior architecture, interior design, or architecture to be eligible for the MS program. Students must complete a minimum of four terms in residence and are required to complete 9 credits in Thesis (IARC 503) or Terminal Project (IARC 611). The program does not have a graded-credit requirement, although students who enroll for graded credits must maintain a 3.00 minimum GPA. Students enrolled in the Master of Science degree program must take a minimum of 45 graduate credits, of which 30 must be in interior architecture and 9 must be at the 600 level. Students are expected to develop an individual research topic in one or more of the following areas of faculty research: Adaptive reuse and interior environments: contexts, aesthetics, functions; Craft and fabrication: green materials, finishes, furnishings, and products; Behavioral factors: cultural, social, and economic sustainability; Building occupant and community member perception, performance, and health; Design modeling, processes, simulation, and communication; Design history and theory; Preservation and adaptive reuse: sustainability issues. The MS curriculum focuses on individual research that draws from professional and general university courses and consultation with the student’s advisor and thesis committee.