Interior Architecture Master of Interior Architecture (MIA)

Elevate Your Style with a Master's Degree in Interior Architecture

The 3.5-year professional degree in Interior Architecture (M.I.A.) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The M.I.A. program is intended for students who will pursue a career as a licensed interior architect or designer. To become a licensed interior architect or designer, most states require completion of an accredited degree, Experience Hours, and NCIDQ exams administered by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ).

Marywood offers advanced standing in their professional M.I.A. program for students with undergraduate degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Construction Management.

For Marywood alumni with the following degrees, advanced standing in the M.I.A. program is considerable:

Bachelor of Architecture
Students are eligible for seventy-one credits of advanced standing.

Bachelor of Interior Architecture
Students are eligible for forty-one credits of advanced standing.

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
Students are eligible for twenty-five credits of advanced standing.

Focused on acquiring and deepening the skills needed to create the specific character of spaces for human use and enjoyment. In this capacity, interior architects must understand the important role of materials, colors, textures, and light in the creation of interior spaces that respond to the physical, social, psychological, and cultural needs of building inhabitants.

Top Employers

  • Architecture Firms
  • Construction
  • Motion Picture/Film Industries
  • Museums

Top Career Paths

  • Interior Architect
  • Architectural Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Stage/Film Set Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Video Game Environment Designer

Dig Deeper Into the Program Details

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Submit an essay discussing your career objectives and why you want to pursue a career in interior architecture.
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio

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The School of Architecture is housed in this spacious adaptation of Marywood's former gymnasium. The building features a variety of green components, including a vegetative roof and an innovative heating and cooling system that utilizes geothermal energy from abandoned mine shafts beneath campus.

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