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Department of

Interior Design

Graduate Program

MA in Interior Design

The Master of Arts (MA) degree focuses on interior design research. The degree requires a minimum of 34 graduate credits, including coursework in research methods, advanced topics in Interior Design, human-centered design, and studio. Candidates focus on research in an area of specialization, culminating in a written thesis of research results. Graduates have a broad understanding of current interior design issues and design research, preparing them for special analytical aspects of design practice and further studies leading to the Ph.D. Anyone applying to the MA—Interior Design Graduate Program must meet the minimum general requirements of the Iowa State University Graduate College.

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Please review our frequently asked questions and then contact Melissa Stenstrom, Graduate Student Recruiter for more information or to set up your visit.


For more information on our graduate program in Interior Design, please contact:
Melissa Stenstrom, Graduate Student Recruiter
Dr. Diane Alshihabi, Director of Graduate Education

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