The Department Interior Architecture offers a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Science degree requiring a minimum of 44 hours. At least 22 hours must be in 600-level courses. The Director of Graduate Study and the student's graduate committee assist the student in developing an individualized plan of course work. The requirements include:
Studio Courses (12-18 hours)
At least two studio courses are required. Typically two or three are taken for 12-18 hours.
- IAR 501 Advanced Interior Architecture I (6)
- IAR 502 Advanced Interior Architecture II (6)
- IAR 602 Advanced Interior Architecture III (6)
Research Techniques (9 hours)
All students take the following 6 hours:
- IAR 631 Environmental Design Research (3)
- IAR 645 Seminar in Interior Architecture (3) or approved alternative.
A student will take an additional 3 hours of research methods course approved by the student’s committee, such as statistics, advanced computer graphics, or other research methods course appropriate to the student’s concentration or area of specialization.
Electives (14-17 hours)
With prior approval by the Director of Graduate Study or the student’s committee, a student will select at least 14 hours in the concentration or area of specialization.
Thesis (6 hours) (Capstone Experience)
The student will complete a 6-hour thesis and will participate in a public discussion of the thesis with other students and faculty members. The student’s graduate committee will be responsible for reviewing and approving successful completion of the thesis. Credit may be divided over two or more semesters.
Thesis (6 hours)
- IAR 699 Thesis (6)
A thesis is required of all M. S. candidates. Credit may be divided over two or more semesters. View Past Graduate Theses Topics