Interior Architecture, MS

    Program Description

    The post-professional Master of Science interior architecture degree program allows individuals to complete advanced research that builds on an undergraduate professional degree in interior design/architecture or architecture.

    Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university OR hold an equivalent credential from a qualifying international institution.

    This degree provides an opportunity for advanced study and contribution to knowledge in the field through the thesis. The course of study prepares students for careers in research, teaching, consulting, and further graduate study. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the discipline and the profession while working closely with faculty mentors helping to guide individual research. This degree does not provide a path to licensure.

    Students in this program are expected to develop an individual research topic in one or more of the following areas of research:

    Adaptive re-use and interior environments: contexts, aesthetics, functions
    Craft and fabrication: green materials, finishes, furnishings, and products
    Behavioral factors: cultural, social, and economic sustainability
    Building occupant and community member perception, performance, and health
    Design modeling, processes, simulations, and communication
    Design history and theory
    Preservation and adaptive re-use: sustainability issues
    The Master of Science curriculum focuses on individual research that draws from professional and general university courses and consultation with the student’s advisor and thesis committee. Visit the Graduate School website for thesis information.

    Degree Requirements (45 Credits)

    Interior Architecture Courses: 30 Credits
    IARC 601 Research: 6 Credits
    IARC 503 Thesis or IARC 611: Terminal Project 9 Credits
    This degree does not provide a path to licensure.


    Eligible applicants must have an undergraduate professional degree in interior design/architecture or architecture.

    Application at a Glance

    Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

    Program-Specific Application Requirements:
    GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
    Letters of Recommendation
    Research Statement of Intent
    Summary of Goals and Intent
    Writing Sample

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    College of Design
    Campus: Eugene
    Fall 2024
    Priority Deadline -  December 02, 2023
    Final Deadline - May 01, 2024

    This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.