Interior Architecture: MIArch, MS

Interior Architecture: MIArch

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Interior Architecture


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Interior Architecture (MIArch)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Design




PRIORITY DEADLINE

Summer Term: January 10 (Track 1)

Fall Term: January 10 (Track 2)


FINAL DEADLINE

Summer Term: June 1 (Track 1)
Fall Term: June 1 (Track 2)

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

3 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

Master of Interior Architecture Track I (for students without a previous degree in a related field)

Our master of interior architecture degree allows students to complete an accredited professional degree in a stimulating academic environment that is characterized by cooperation, rigor, and a commitment to human quality in the interior environment.

Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university OR hold an equivalent credential from a qualifying international institution.

In this program, students begin coursework in summer and share core design studios and courses with Architecture Track I students thus providing an interdisciplinary context for study and learning.

This program is three years plus one term (or 10 terms), begins in the summer, and is available at the Eugene campus.

A challenging array of topical studios in interior design is paired with a full complement of required courses in design history, materials and construction, color theory, furniture design, and lighting culminating in a comprehensive project completed in the final year of study. Within this framework, students can customize their experience through studio choices offered each term or by enrolling in a wide variety of advanced electives, special studies, and study abroad and off-campus experiences. Students may also choose to earn a certificate, a specialization, or pursue a concurrent graduate degree in Architecture.

Degree Requirements (144 Credits)

Master of Interior Architecture Track II (for students who hold a previous degree in a related field)

Our master of interior architecture degree allows students to complete an accredited professional degree in a stimulating academic environment that is characterized by cooperation, rigor, and a commitment to human quality in the interior environment.

Eligible applicants must hold an interior architecture/design or architecture bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university OR hold an equivalent credential from a qualifying international institution.

Students in this program are placed in Interior Design topical studios and coursework depending on transfer analysis.

This program is two years long, begins in the fall, and is available at the Eugene campus.

A challenging array of topical studios in interior design is paired with a full complement of required courses in design history, materials and construction, color theory, furniture design, and lighting culminating in a comprehensive project completed in the final year of study. Within this framework, track II students can customize their experience through studio choices offered each term or by enrolling in a wide variety of advanced electives, special studies, study abroad and off-campus experiences. Students may also choose to earn a certificate, a specialization, or pursue a concurrent graduate degree in Architecture.

In addition to the general Graduate School requirements as listed in the UO Catalog, track II students must fulfill the same professional curriculum requirements of the track I program, but are admitted with advanced standing in studio and subject-area courses. The extent of this advanced standing is determined in consultation with the student’s academic advisor before beginning the program. Students can transfer up to 36 credits of design (up to four studios; excluding IARC 588 and IARC 589) and up to 50 credits of subject-area courses. Students will be notified of their course requirements after transcript evaluations have been completed.

Degree Requirements (87 Credits)

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • Essay Questions
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Resume

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department


Interior Architecture: MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Interior Architecture


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Design




PRIORITY DEADLINE

Fall Term: December 2


FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: April 1

This program may accept applications after the posted deadline on a space-available basis. Refer to the program’s website for more details.


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

3 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The post-professional Master of Science interior architecture degree program allows individuals to complete advanced research that builds on an undergraduate professional degree in interior design/architecture or architecture. 

Eligible applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited four-year U.S. college or university OR hold an equivalent credential from a qualifying international institution.

This degree provides an opportunity for advanced study and contribution to knowledge in the field through the thesis. The course of study prepares students for careers in research, teaching, consulting, and further graduate study. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the discipline and the profession while working closely with faculty mentors helping to guide individual research. This degree does not provide a path to licensure.

Students in this program are expected to develop an individual research topic in one or more of the following areas of research:

  • Adaptive re-use and interior environments: contexts, aesthetics, functions
  • Craft and fabrication: green materials, finishes, furnishings, and products
  • Behavioral factors: cultural, social, and economic sustainability
  • Building occupant and community member perception, performance, and health
  • Design modeling, processes, simulations and communication
  • Design history and theory
  • Preservation and adaptive re-use: sustainability issues

The master of science curriculum focuses on individual research that draws from professional and general university courses and consultation with the student’s advisor and thesis committee. Visit the Graduate School website for thesis information.

Degree Requirements (45 Credits)

  • Interior Architecture Courses: 30 Credits
  • IARC 601 Research: 6 Credits
  • IARC 503 Thesis or IARC 611: Terminal Project 9 Credits

This degree does not provide a path to licensure.

Program Prerequisites

Eligible applicants must have an undergraduate professional degree in interior design/architecture or architecture. 

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department