The online Master of Science (MS) in Architecture with a specialization in Interior Design degree program prepares individuals for leadership roles in developing theory and applying it to 21st century interior environments.
Reasons students choose this program:
- Identify, research and creatively solve problems pertaining to the function and quality of the interior environment.
- Perform services relative to interior spaces including programming, design analysis, space planning and aesthetics.
- Hands-on work through field-work opportunities.
Students will gain research and theory-based problem-solving skills needed to address the increased complexity of interior built environments. Combining previous education, practical experience and scholarly inquiry, students will create new knowledge to advance the discipline and meet their career goals. The MS degree is a post-professional degree that provides opportunities for students pursuing Interior Design research or academia.
Students will explore issues in depth that include the integration of design research into:
- Professional practice
- Health and wellness
- Senior living
- Aging in place
- Learning environments
- Interior design pedagogy
- Material culture
The program is for graduates of an interior design program. The courses are taught by award-winning faculty with real-world experience. Students engaged in the program have a wide variety of opportunities for specialization within interior design. If interested in designing for aging adults, the program offers a dual Interior Design and Gerontology Certificate as part of the required program courses.