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Admission Information & Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive. Applicants must submit the following:
 
For the Post-Professional Degree (Track One):
  • Completed application with $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary education with an acceptable GPA and providing evidence of a professional degree in Interior Design or its equivalent
  • Two letters of recommendation from educators or employers who can attest to the applicant's potential for graduate work (please use the recommendation forms available in the application packet or online)
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s goals, objectives, motivations, and intended area of concentration
  • A portfolio of student or professional design work demonstrating creative ability and professional competence (presented during the interview) 

After an initial review of the applicant’s preliminary materials, he or she must interview with a faculty member in the Interior Design program.

For the First Professional Degree (Track Two):
  • Completed application with $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts* from all postsecondary education with an acceptable GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation from educators or employers who can attest to the applicant's potential for graduate work (please use the recommendation forms available in the application packet or online)
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s goals, objectives, motivations, and intended area of concentration
*To meet requirements of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the applicant's transcript must show a minimum of 30 credits of liberal arts and sciences coursework in such disciplines as English composition, literature, foreign language, history, sociology, mathematics, biology, philosophy, humanities, psychology, and economics. Coursework in professional disciplines, such as business, cannot be included in this total. Applicants with fewer than 30 credits in the required coursework will be expected to make up the deficit before the portfolio review. 
 
Application Deadlines
Completed applications must be received prior to the following priority deadlines:
  • March 1 - summer semester
  • July 1 - fall semester
  • October 1 - spring
Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions  for further information on all admissions-related matters.