The Master of Science program in Interior Architecture is a post-professional degree program. An undergraduate professional degree in interior architecture or interior design is preferred. Candidates who do not hold a professional undergraduate degree in interior architecture or interior design but are graduates of related environmental design programs, such as architecture or industrial design, can be admitted but may be required to complete specific undergraduate prerequisite courses in interior architecture as part of their graduate studies. Such decisions will be based upon individual evaluation of credentials, portfolio, and design experience. Individuals who do not have a design-related undergraduate degree or a significant amount of design-related undergraduate coursework are strongly encouraged to apply for the department’s professional degree program — the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture.
Admission to the graduate program is contingent upon acceptance by both the Department of Interior Architecture and The Graduate School. Enrollment in the program is limited. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by March 1 for full consideration. The UNCG Graduate School requires transcripts, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation from all applicants. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work. Acceptable GRE scores are 153 for verbal, 144 for quantitative if taken after August 1, 2011 or test scores in the 500 range on both the verbal and quantitative sections. A score of 4.5 or better on the analytical writing section is an acceptable prerequisite for consideration. In addition, the IARc department requires a portfolio of design work, one to two page personal statement, and interview. The portfolio and statement may be sent directly to the IARc department instead of the UNCG Graduate School. Priority for admissions and graduate assistantships will be given to applications received before March 1. The department has a small number of competitive graduate assistantships and scholarships for incoming graduate students.
Those applying for the post-baccalaureate certificate are strongly encouraged to apply no later than April 1.The post-baccalaureate certificate is for those working in the field who want to learn additional skills.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply online, visit the Graduate School web site. You can also request information by filling out the form on this link. You will be sent a packet that includes information on UNCG, housing options, and financial aid. For more information on the UNCG Graduate School, visit http://www.uncg.edu/grs/ or you may contact the UNCG Graduate School by telephone at 336/334-5596.
For additional information on the Interior Architecture graduate program, contact:
Tina Sarawgi, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Study at email@example.com
Department of Interior Architecture
116 Gatewood Studio Arts Building
Post Office Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170