Arizona State University

Interior Architecture

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ASU's Master's in Interior Architecture (MIA) is a studio-based graduate degree program that provides a provocative and stimulating learning environment for the discovery of how people use space. Design exploration is based on sound investigation of theory, criticism, and the latest design research. Individuals attracted to the program should have a desire to investigate and create better living environments. Applicants well suited to the program include individuals with undergraduate degrees in interior design and architecture, practicing interior designers and architects, and practitioners of other design-related disciplines such as psychology, construction, business, and others. The program educates students on evidence-based design with a focus on creativity, theory, and the cultural impact of design in practice. The curriculum focuses on the design of commercial and healthcare interior environments, with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation. The MIA program provides a hands-on practical educational experience in design process and theory with opportunities to work with cross disciplinary teams of designers on significant design problems.

Students with a background in the field can complete the program in two years with a total of 56 credits. These include a required 3-credit internship, four 5-credit studios, nine 3-credit core courses, and two 3-credit electives. Students with an undergraduate degree from a field other than architecture or interior design must take an additional year of preparatory classes which include three 6-credit studios and eight 3-credit core courses for a total of 98 credits.

Our 2-year programs admit for fall and the 3+ programs for summer; applications are accepted annually from September 15 to January 15. More information can be found at or by emailing

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

The Design School
Graduate Coordinators
Corie Cisco – 480-727-7919
Jessica Vasquez – 480-965-1174

Degrees Available