Interior Design College of Design




Undergraduate students learn how to be professional interior designers who design in ways that protect people’s health and safety and improve human well-being.

Interior design students study design fundamentals, theory, process, communication, research, and technology to identify and solve problems related to humans and their use of interior space.





In the 2011 Design Intelligence national rankings of Architecture and Design programs, the University of Minnesota Interior Design Graduate Program was ranked FIRST in the nation. In the 2011 rankings, Dr. Denise Guerin was chosen to be listed in the Top 25 Most Admired Design Educators in the United States!


As the practice of interior design grows increasingly more sophisticated and complex, so too must the education of interior designers who practice in the field as well as those who will educate future practitioners in an academic setting. In recognition of this fact, the interior design program offers two unique tracks to satisfy the creative and professional needs of those aspiring to practice evidence-based interior design and those who are considering a career in academia.


MS/MA and PhD students learn how to pursue interdisciplinary inquiry to explore answers to pressing questions confronting people in interior environments so they can lead and serve in academia, business, and industry.

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
12 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
107 Rapson Hall, 89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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