The national ranked Department of Interior Design at Iowa State University offers the following graduate degrees:
1. MFA in Interior Design: A terminal, post-professional degree emphasizing advanced creative achievement. This degree can be completed in as few as five semesters;
2. MA in Interior Design: A post-professional degree emphasizing applied design research and analysis;
3. First-Professional MA in Interior Design: Combines entry-level preparation with advanced knowledge of design analysis and research options.
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
How long does it take to earn a degree?
- Median time to earn the master’s: 2.8 years (Methods)
Contact: Melissa Stenstrom
Student Recruiter I
Iowa State University
715 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011-3094
Graduate College Requirements:Program Specific Requirements:
- 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
- Academic Records/Transcripts
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
- Proof of English Proficiency.
- Resume or CV
- Digital portfolio
- Three letters of recommendation
- Program Requires GRE: No
- Program Requires GMAT: No
- Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
- Financial Statement: Application
- English Proficiency Minimum:
TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550 TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79 IELTS 6.5 PTE 53 Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105
- Please submit your application by February 1 for priority admission consideration and for graduate assistantship consideration.
Spring and summer entry not available.
This program is open to domestic and international students.