|Master of Interior Architecture
The Department of Architecture offers a program of study that leads to the degree Master of Interior Architecture. The Master of Interior Architecture is a professional degree (M. INT. ARCH.) and is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The primary goal for the Master of Interior Architecture program is to provide an opportunity for individuals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to pursue a rigorous program of part time study that prepares them to enter the field of interior design incorporating the highest standards of professional practice. The program particularly serves career-change students seeking to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming interior design professionals.
This program is offered collaboratively by Cal Poly Pomona and UCLA Extension. At Cal Poly Pomona, the program is offered through the College of the Extended University. Most of the classes are taught at UCLA Extension facilities in Westwood in Los Angeles.
The M. INT. ARCH program requires 63 units of academic work that may be completed in four quarters of full-time study. For students with no previous study in interior architecture, up to 82 academic units of preparatory work may be required. A Master’s project is the culminating requirement for the Master of Interior Architecture degree. The 82 prerequisite units are offered through UCLA Extension. For information on these classes, please contact:
For admission to the Master of Interior Architecture program an applicant must have received a baccalaureate degree and have attained an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 and have completed the 82 prerequisite units or their equivalent. Students who are admitted to the program must be able to demonstrate that their undergraduate degree includes a minimum of 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of diverse liberal arts and science courses, as defined by CIDA, or have taken additional approved courses in these areas to achieve this minimum number of units. Students may enter the Master of Interior Architecture program during any quarter and the program accepts non-resident and foreign students. If you are applying as a foreign student, please contact the Foreign Student Advisor in Admissions at (909) 869-5299.
The Office of Admissions and Outreach requires the following material sent directly to them:
The CSU application for graduate admissions can be found at http://www.csumentor.edu/AdmissionApp. Please submit your application online. For questions regarding application procedures please contact the Office of Admissions and Outreach (909 869-3210).
Official copies of your transcripts from ALL schools, sent directly from the schools, to the Office of Admissions and Outreach. For those whose native language is not English a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based)/213 (computer based)/80 (Internet) or an IELTS (International Language Testing System – Academic) band score of 6.5 or higher, is required for admission. This score should not be more than two years old and should be submitted directly to:
Office of Admissions and Outreach
In addition to the standard university application forms and official transcripts of all college and certificate work that must be submitted to the Admissions and Outreach Office, applicants are required to submit the following to:
Personal interviews are not required. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended but is not required. Additional materials, beyond those required, may be submitted.
All materials, including all supplementary materials are due:
The Master of Interior Architecture degree requires 63 quarter units of academic work. For students with little background in interior architecture, up to 82 quarter units of prerequisite work may be required for unconditional admission into the program. The primary education goal is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to successfully enter the profession of interior architecture and design with a high level of creativity and critical thinking along with requisite technical knowledge and communication skills. As they move through the sequence of required classes, students are expected to demonstrate:
An understanding of professional values, ethics, and responsibilities;
The capacity to engage in critical and creative thinking;
Knowledge of the fundamentals of art and design theories;
The capacity to use knowledge of human behavior and respond to user needs in design;
The use of history of Western environmental arts to interpret the present;
Knowledge and skill in 2-D and 3-D design processes;
Knowledge and skill in programming, schematic design and preparation of construction documents;
Capacity to clearly communicate visually, orally and in writing using manual and computer techniques;
Knowledge of building systems and materials/product selection and installation;
Knowledge of fire, safety, and building codes and universal design requirements;
Knowledge of interior environmental health conditions and sustainability principles and practices;
Knowledge about professional and business practices;
Evaluate multiple sets of client/user needs, coordinate details;
Contribute to community in a meaningful way.
Students in self-support programs cannot use CSU Mentor.
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