Interior Architecture +
Interior Design
/Department of Art + Design
/CoAD
interior architecture

Master of Interior Design | Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture is an accredited, professional baccalaureate degree. The Master of Interior Design is a post-professional degree program, designed for students already holding a professional, accredited degree. Both degrees provide a studio-centered experience that encourages students to explore the the field of interior design in a manner that is practically grounded, critically framed, and deeply invested in cultural relevancy and technological advancement. In both programs, courses are designed to support each student’s intellectual needs through a highly flexible interdisciplinary platform, diverse faculty expertise, and individualized instruction.

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CiDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), giving you an important advantage when entering the workforce. The Interior Architecture Student Organization (IASO) is active on campus and connects students with both of the major interior design professional organizations: the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

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Curriculum + Admissions Information

Bachelor of Interior Architecture


Admission into the Interior Architecture program follows the University’s admission criteria. Portfolios are not required for admission.

For specific Interior Architecture program questions, contact the Chair of Art and Design, Steve Rost, at srost@ltu.edu.

For specific Bachelor of Interior Architecture program questions, contact Interior Architecture Director, Karen Swanson, at kswanson@ltu.edu.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu, 248-204-2834 or click on the links below.

Master of Interior Design


Students are eligible to apply for the 36-credit-hour Master of Interior Design (MID) program if they are graduates of a recognized baccalaureate degree program in interiors.

Regular admission to the Master of Interior Design program requires:

  • 1. A completed Graduate Application, which can be submitted online at www.ltu.edu/apply

  • 2. Official transcripts of all completed college work.

  • 3. Evidence of a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.

  • 4. A résumé including experience and extracurricular activities

  • 5. Three letters of recommendation: one from a practicing interior designer and two from faculty members employed by a college or university who are familiar with the candidate’s professional promise.

  • 6. A comprehensive portfolio demonstrating a range of visualization and design abilities and experience. Work should include creative, academic work and may include professional work with a clear statement on the responsibility of the applicant.

    Portfolios must be submitted electronically in a single PDF format and contain no more than 25 images, with a total size not to exceed 15 MB. Send portfolio to admissions@ltu.edu.

For specific Master of Interior Design Director, contact Master of Interior Design Director, Jin Feng, at jfeng@ltu.edu.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu, 248-204-2834 or click on the links below.

Master of Interior Design 3+


The Master of Interior Design 3+ track is intended for students who hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than interior architecture. This option specifically welcomes students who come to LTU with accomplishments and interests in other fields of inquiry with the expectation that such students will bring their interests and skills into the practice of interior architecture.

Regular admission to the Master of Interior Design program requires:

  • 1. A completed Graduate Application, which can be submitted online at www.ltu.edu/apply

  • 2. Official transcripts of all completed college work.

  • 3. Evidence of a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.

  • 4. A résumé including experience and extracurricular activities

  • 5. Three letters of recommendation: one from a practicing interior designer and two from faculty members employed by a college or university who are familiar with the candidate’s professional promise.

  • 6. A comprehensive portfolio demonstrating a range of visualization and design abilities and experience. Work should include creative, academic work and may include professional work with a clear statement on the responsibility of the applicant.

    Portfolios must be submitted electronically in a single PDF format and contain no more than 25 images, with a total size not to exceed 15 MB. Send portfolio to admissions@ltu.edu.

For specific Master of Interior Design Director, contact Master of Interior Design Director, Jin Feng, at jfeng@ltu.edu.

For general questions about admissions, our programs or the college, please contact Alice McHard at amchard@ltu.edu, 248-204-2834 or click on the links below.

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