The Master of Interior Design (MID) provides opportunities for students to explore the broad spectrum of interior design research and practices related to the social, cultural, and environmental dimensions of health and wellbeing, and supports advanced research across multiple scales and settings, shaping the interior environment and human behavior. The program facilitates a collaborative environment among disciplines for advancing creative and academic scholarship in interior design and conducting applied research to address the impact of contemporary challenges to enrich the future of the lived experience.
This program is intended for designers and practitioners interested in developing their knowledge and expertise related to the study of the interior environment, advance their professional careers, or pursue an academic career path. Areas of concentration might include, but are not limited to, health environments, cultural identity and place, environmental stewardship, integrated design, spatial design, lighting design, and daylighting.
Students holding a baccalaureate degree in interior design, interior architecture, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental design or closely related discipline are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants from other disciplines are encouraged to apply; however, they may need to complete interior design leveling (foundation) courses before they can be fully admitted into the program.
Research facilities include, but are not limited to: the School of Interior Design Lighting Lab and Wellness Lab; the College of Art & Design Fabrication Laboratory, the Design Shop, the VizLab, and C-Lab, all of which boast resources and a variety of technology. Learn more about facilities.
For more information, contact Marsha Cuddeback, Director & Graduate Coordinator of the School of Interior Design.