The M.F.A. in Interior Design is offered online and prepares students to teach at the college level and develop evidence-based design skills bridging practice and research. Students explore current issues in the interior design profession and develop skills to effectively communicate these issues to future students. Graduates develop and teach an undergraduate interior design course, form a research topic, prepare a thesis derived from their evidence-based research, and display their final design and teaching portfolios at the MFA/MID Student Exhibition. The M.F.A. is a terminal degree.
Assistantship Program Limited assistantships are available. Contact the department chair for details. Application deadline is April 15th for students enrolling summer semester, June 15th for those enrolling fall semester, and November 15th for those enrolling spring semester.
Choose from either from Human Environment Concentration (universal and healthcare) or Design Environment Concentration (sustainability, historic preservation and contemporary history). Note: Three courses required - lecture and lab count as one course.