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Post Professional Degree

The M. Wilhelmina Boldt Interior Design Program offers two programs leading to a Master of Arts in interior design. The post-professional degree is for those with an accredited undergraduate degree in interior design or architecture.

Degree Requirements

34 credits
 

Year 1, Full-time - 6 courses (19 credits)

Fall Semester (10cr) Spring Semester (9cr)
ID 600
Research in Interior Design
ID 608 
Graduate Practice Studio IV
ID 626
Graduate Seminar
ID 697
Thesis Proposal
ID 607
Graduate Practice Studio III
ID Elective
(see list below)

Year 2, Full-time - 5 courses (15 credits)

Fall Semester (9cr) Spring Semester (6cr)
ID 698
Thesis I
ID 699
Thesis II
ID Elective
(see list below)
ID Elective
(see list below)
ID Elective
(see list below)
 

Interior Design Electives

  • ID 512 Furniture Design Seminar
  • ID 515 Field Study and Advanced Rendering
  • ID 522 Environmental Behavior Seminar
  • ID 524 Design Methods Seminar
  • ID 525 Health Care Design Seminar
  • ID 527 Ecological Interior Design
  • ID 532 Construction and Environmental Systems
  • ID 533 Illumination Systems
  • ID 534 Professional Practice
  • ID 536 Technology for Interior Design Seminar
  • ID 537 Graduate Professional Development
  • ID 538 Color, Light, and Human Perception
  • ID 545 Graduate Construction Documents
  • ID 550 History of Architecture and Interiors I
  • ID 551 History of Architecture and Interiors II
  • ID 553 Modern Design and Architecture Seminar
  • ID 554 Historic Preservation Seminar
  • ID 558 Interior Design Study Tour
  • ID 590 Practicum
  • ID 595 Graduate Directed Research
  • A maximum of 6 credits (two courses) may be chosen from other areas of the graduate curricula, including Business Administration, Education, Human Resources, and Humanities. Approval must be received from the student’s advisor prior to registration.

Elective Track - Education/Teaching

If you are interested in teaching interior design at the university level, the following courses are recommended for the four required ID electives.
  • ED 500 Foundations of Education and the Teaching Profession
  • ED 551 Instruction and Assessment
  • ID 590 Practicum (Teaching experience with ID Faculty)
  • ID Elective of your choice

Elective Track - Business Leadership

If you are interested in business leadership in interior design, the following courses are recommended for the four required ID electives.
  • MBA 517 Leading in Business
  • ​MBA 515 Behavior Management in Organization
  • ID 534 Professional Practice
  • ID Elective of your choice

Elective Track - Professional Practice

If you are interested in developing skills for professional practice, the following courses are recommended for the four required ID electives.
  • ID 532 Graduate Construction Documents (Revit Architecture)
  • ID 516 Visual Communication for Interior Design (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • ID 537 Graduate Professional Development (Portfolio and Personal Brand Development)
  • ID 590 Practicum (A professional internship at a firm in the DC Metro Area)
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Interior Design (M.A.)

Interior Design (M.A.)