M.F.A. Interior Architecture

Our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interior Architecture offers students a venue for advanced investigations of the built environment in close collaboration with faculty mentors. Students pursuing an MFA in Interior Architecture develop their intellectual interests in design while preparing for careers in teaching, research, or specialized practice.

Our program offers distinctly strong student-faculty relationships, where students work closely with faculty members to gain expertise. The Department of Interior Architecture supports a broad range of student interests. Everything we do is anchored on our values of promoting sustainable design for social, psychological, and ecological well-being. We offer particular strengths in historic preservation, interior product design, community-engaged design, acoustics, and human-environment relationships. We additionally provide a 15-hour Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Historic Preservation that may be earned in tandem with the MFA or pursued as a stand-alone certificate by those seeking to gain additional expertise in the field.

Our faculty additionally offer strengths in research conducted in the community and beyond, to better understand human-environment relationships. We are interested in the ways that humans both shape and are shaped by our physical and natural environments. Our Center for Community-Engaged Design is the ideal home for students with research interests in public-interest design. Our center is engaged with a multitude of projects – from tiny homes and the end of homelessness to revitalizing Main Streets in local communities. Graduate students with this interest can seek fellowships with the CC-ED and engage with community partners while advancing MFA thesis work.

Students interested in one or more of these areas are exceptionally well-matched with our program. For more information on our faculty, see here. Past student theses are also available here. Please contact us to start a conversation!

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2 Years


Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • August 2025
  • January 2026
  • August 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time