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Department of Interior Design / Graduate

Graduate

The FSU graduate program in interior design offers the Master of Science, the Master of Arts, and the Master of Fine Arts degrees.

To download a copy of the Graduate Brochure, click the link below:

  

DESIGN INTELLIGENCE RANKS FSU GRADUATE PROGRAM AS THE MOST ADMIRED IN THE COUNTRY

Design Intelligence,a yearly publication of the Design Futures Council, has ranked the graduate program in Interior Design at Florida State University the #1 Most Admired in a national survey of deans and chairs in the discipline. Design Intelligence cited the FSU graduate program for its strong overall reputation, research, and preparation of design educators.  This is the second consecutive year the program has been acknowledged as the most respected in the country.

 

 

Programs of Study

Master of Science—Interior Design First Professional

The Master of Science First Professional degree is for you if you possess an undergraduate degree in a field other than interior design or architecture and intend to practice interior design. This portfolio track of courses prepares you to enter the profession and fulfills the education qualification for interior design licensure through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination.

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Master of Science—Interior Design Advanced Professional and Master of Arts—Interior Design Advanced Professional

The Master of Science Advance Professional degree is for you if you possess an undergraduate degree in interior design or architecture and would like to practice interior design with further advanced knowledge in a particular topic. This portfolio track of courses prepares you to enter or continue your practice in interior design with extended design and project knowledge. the Master of Arts track further indicates graduate level language and humanities requirements.

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Master of Fine Arts—Interior Design 

The Master of Fine Arts degree is for you if you possess an undergraduate degree in interior design or architecture and are interested in teaching interior design at the college or university level. It is also appropriate for interior design practice, providing professional career enhancement and foundation skills in conducting evidence-based design interior design practice.

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Resources

View the Interior Design Master's Handbook.

View the Textbook Requirements

 

Assistantships and Financial Aid

A limited number of teaching and research assistantships are available and provide in-state tuition waiver and stipend. Financial aid is also available. 

View the  Interior Design Graduate Teaching Assistant Manual.

 

Assistantship applications are due by April 1st for Fall start!

General Admission Requirements

Admission to the Masters degree programs is based on University requirements as defined in the Graduate Degree Requirements section of the FSU Graduate Bulletin as well as those of the Interior Design Department. Click on links above for specific admissions requirements and application materials for each degree program.

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ADMISSION DEADLINES

First Professional Master of Science/Art Program of Study. This program commences each summer semester (on or around May 10th).  Applications are due on or before March 1.  However, the Department reviews and approves applications as they are submitted and urges application completion by February 1 for fullest consideration. International students should complete their applications by January 1 in order to clear extra requirements for language and residency.

Advanced Professional Master's and Master of Fine Arts Programs of Study. These programs of study commence each fall.  Applications are due on or before July 1. However, the department reviews and approves applications as they are submitted and urges application completion by May 1 for fullest consideration. International students should complete their applications by March 1 in order to clear extra requirements for language and residency. 

First Professional Master of Science Program of Study.  This program commences each summer semester (on or around May 5).  Applications are due on or before March 1.  However, the department reviews and approves applications as they are submitted and urges application completion by February 1 for fullest consideration. International students should complete their applications by January 1 in order to clear extra requirements for language and residency. 

For questions or discuss your goals, contact:

Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Jill Pable, Department of Interior Design, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1231 Phone: 850 644-6831; FAX: 850 644-3112, or email: jpable@fsu.edu