The Master of Science Advanced 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 of a particular topic of your choice. This degree provides advanced knowledge for interior design practice and is also an acceptable degree for teaching interior design at some colleges and universities (the Master of Fine Arts degree is a second, more lengthy option).
This program consists of a minimum of thirty-two (32) semester credit hours and allows you to complete a Master of Science degree in three terms of fall/spring/summer. The curriculum focuses on the design development of a large-scale or otherwise complex built environment selected by you, and engages you in creating the programming, research, design, construction documents and presentation that fully describes the solution. This professional track course of study also provides opportunities for internship hours and/or other electives courses. You exit the program with a portfolio of work suitable for career interviews.
The Master of Arts degree is also available and includes university requirements for graduate level humanities and language. See the main graduate page for links to the Advanced Professional Program.
View a sample of a final project presentation from this program. Airport entertainment concourse final project by Advanced Professional Program graduate Yvonne Thorsen.
View a list of FSU graduates in university teaching and professional practice positions.
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.
The Department requires the following items in order to be considered for the program. These are submitted to FSU through the FSU online admissions procedure.
Dr. Jill Pable
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Interior Design
Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-1231
Digital portfolios should be sent via the website:
The deadline for submittal of an application is July 1st of every year for start of study in the fall semester.