Gain the Knowledge and Skills to Change Course at One of the Region’s Best Interior Design Graduate Programs

Learn how to become an interior designer with Marymount University’s first-professional master’s degree program in Interior Design.

Created for career changers who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in architecture or interior design, our innovative, rigorous, interior design graduate school will train you with the knowledge, tools, and creative vision to solve complex design problems. You’ll find some of the most prestigious firms and industry organizations situated close to our campus, and many alumni in the region are hiring partners at global firms.

  • Leading program with CIDA recognition

Unlike most other interior design graduate programs, Marymount’s first-professional master’s program is recognized by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), the platinum designation for interior design programs in North America and the preferred pathway to licensure for successful interior designers.

  • State-of-the-art design facilities

Marymount provides its master’s degree students with the technology and skills to use industry tools such as Revit Architecture, Adobe Creative Suite, plotters, laser engravers, and 3-D printers.

  • Hands-on learning 

Whether it’s our annual Design-athon, field trips, internships, or research pursuits, our faculty will guide you as you put your passions to work. These connections and experiences are significant as you build a career in the Metro D.C. area and beyond.

  • Experienced faculty and personal attention 

Our director and 6 full-time faculty members, who are trained as architects and interior designers, bring unique expertise to the classroom and have authored design textbooks used at universities worldwide. Small class sizes offer opportunities to know your faculty, classmates, and faculty mentors who will help you navigate the field.

  • Affordable options

At Marymount, our ID first-professional master’s program offers paid graduate assistantship positions in research or teaching. Scholarships are also available through professional interior design organizations in the area.

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