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Department of

Interior Design

Undergraduate Degree

The Department of Interior Design offers the following degrees:


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Graduate Program

The Iowa State University Interior Design Program offers three graduate degrees:

Graduates of these programs develop a broadly-based understanding of contemporary interior design, including the role of human factors, problem-solving methods, design research and theory. Download PDF document on our graduate programs’ mission, values, philosophy and objectives.

Application Deadline

Please submit your application by February 1 for anticipated fall- or spring-semester entry. All materials must be available on the deadline date, or you will not be considered for admission. It is your responsibility to ensure all of your materials are on file with the Interior Design Program by the deadline.

Individual Programs of Study

Soon after completion of their first semesters of study (or completion of 12 credit hours), graduate students identify their Program of Study (POS) Committees, each comprising a major professor and another committee member drawn from the interior design faculty, plus a third committee member from outside of interior design. Working with the advice and approval of their POS Committees, students develop a specific, individual degree program of study (POS) for completion of their unique educational objectives. Each student must submit this degree program for approval by the director of the Interior Design Program, by the end of their second semester (or completion of 24 credit hours).

View a list of general degree requirements for all three interior design graduate programs (PDF)

More Information

For more information on any of these interior design graduate degree programs, contact:
Diane Al Shihabi, Director of Graduate Education
Meredith Foley, Graduate Recruitment and Student Services Coordinator