Interior Design College of Design

Graduate Degree Program: Interior Design Track

The Design Graduate Program focuses on the study of relationships between humans and their designed environments. The program addresses theory, research, and application, using a shared disciplinary base from the arts and social and behavioral sciences.  The goal of the program is for students to analyze, evaluate, and integrate theoretical frameworks related to humans and their designed environments. For more information on the program, click here. A track and degree objective are selected when applying to the program. 

 

Tracks and Degree Objectives:

 

 

MA

MS

MFA

PhD 

Apparel Studies

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Graphic Design

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Housing Studies

 

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Interior Design

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Degree Options and Eligibility

 

Description: Students pursuing the interior design track study the theory, research, and specialized practice components of design as applied to people’s health, safety, and welfare in the interior environment, including culture, sustainability, and issues facing design education.  Advances in theoretical knowledge and study of the interactions of humans in interior environments prepare students for teaching and research positions as well as design specializations within the profession.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements:  A bachelor's degree in Interior Design is required for admission to study interior design at the graduate level.  At the graduate level, students prepare for positions in teaching and research.  Please note that experience in interior design practice is also desired.

If you do not have a bachelor’s degree in interior design and are interested in education that would prepare you for interior design practice, please view information about the CIDA-accredited undergraduate program in interior design.

 

Graduate Student Exhibition Research/Creative Posters

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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