Marymount University's M.A. in Interior Design

Whether you are just beginning a career as an interior designer or advancing your current professional interior design knowledge and skills, Marymount University can fit your needs – offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in its Interior Design program.

Marymount University's First-Professional M.A. in Interior Design

The First-Professional M.A. in Interior Design is for those with a baccalaureate degree not in interior design or architecture. This program is perfect for creative individuals who are unsatisfied with their current career or career prospects. Upon completion of this program, graduates are equipped to go straight into the interior design workforce with the software skills and problem-solving techniques needed to succeed in a variety of practice areas.

  • Accredited by CIDA
  • 66 credits (3 years)
  • Part-time or Full-time options
  • Located in Arlington, Virginia, minutes from Washington DC.

Students in this program benefit from:

  • Rigorous studio projects that prepare students to face a demanding job market.
  • A diverse course selection that offers both breadth and depth of learning.
  • An expert faculty with industry connections.
  • Small class sizes that maximize personal attention.

Admission Requirements: To be eligible to be reviewed for admission, students must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum composite GPA of 3.0.

 

Marymount University's Post-Professional M.A. in Interior Design

The Post-Professional M.A. in Interior Design is for those with a baccalaureate degree in interior design or architecture. This program is perfect for creative individuals who would like to expand their knowledge in areas related to evidence-based design research, design education, professional practice, digital technology, intrapreneurship, or business leadership. Upon completion of this program, graduates are equipped to go straight into the interior design workforce with the software skills and problem-solving techniques needed to succeed in a variety of practice areas.

  • 30 credits (1 year)
  • Part-time and Full-time options
  • Located in Arlington, Virginia, minutes from Washington DC.
  • This degree is not accredited by CIDA

Admission Requirements: To be eligible to be reviewed for admission, students must have an earned bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum composite GPA of 3.0.

 

Interior Design Jobs, Salary, and Career Outlook

The career outlook for interior design professionals is bright. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for interior designers in May 2019 was $56,040. The highest 10 percent earned more than $96,470.

Further, Marymount’s Interior Design alumni are currently employed at 6 of the top 15 interior design firms in the country. Many of these firms have offices in the Metro DC area. These firms include:

Obtaining a bachelor’s or master’s degree in interior design prepares you to work in these kinds of roles:
  • Office Design
  • Healthcare Design
  • Restaurant or Retail Design
  • Residential Design

 

MU is CIDA Accredited

The interior design program leading to the First Professional Master of Arts in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503. CIDA has continually accredited Marymount’s undergraduate Interior Design program since 1985.

Marymount’s CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The First Professional M.A. in Interior Design granted by Marymount University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for

Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements

Please note: Marymount’s Post-Professional M.A. in Interior Design is not accredited because CIDA does not accredit post-professional master’s programs. 

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