Graduate Program

The FSU Graduate Program in Interior Design offers the Master of Science, the Master of Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees.

Design Intelligence 2014

Download a copy of the FSU Interior Design Graduate Brochure.

Design Intelligence Ranks FSU Graduate Program as the Most Admired in the Country

DesignIntelligence, 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. DesignIntelligence 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.

Learn more about the Master of Science First Professional.
View the First Professional Program of Studies (pdf).

 

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.

Learn more about the Master of Science Advanced Professional.
View the Advanced Professional Program of Studies (pdf).

 

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.

Learn more about the Master of Fine Arts.
View the MFA Research Program of Studies (pdf)
View the MFA Project Program of Studies (pdf)

 

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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 to 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
email: jpable@fsu.edu