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Interior Design, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Interior Design M.S. degree will be a full-time degree program.  The program’s curriculum is organized into four sections:  Interior Design MS Core, Specialization Electives, Cognate Area, and Thesis/Thesis Project.  The core will require students to obtain knowledge in Research & Programming, Theory & Practice, Research Methods, and Statistics, in addition to requiring students to complete a 3 credit hour field practicum.  Students will select 12 hours of departmental electives based on their chosen area of specialization.  They will also select a cognate area outside the Interior Design department for a minimum of 3 credit hours.  Finally, students will choose to complete a traditional thesis or thesis design project. 

 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Programming
  • Theory and Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Field Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A draft drawn on a U.S. bank or money order for the $40.00 U.S. nonrefundable application fee.
  • Clear copy of current passport showing photo and expiration date.
  • Official copies of all US college/university transcripts. 
  • An official TOEFL score of 550 or above is required. (A score of 213 or above on the computer-based test, or a score of 79 or above on the Internet-based test, is considered equivalent to a score of 550 or above on the paper-based test.) IELTS scores must be 6.0 or higher. 
  • Evidence of financial resources.
  • International students are required to have health insurance.
  • Program requirements.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9042 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5010 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chattanooga

  • 912 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Interior Design Department is CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) and NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accredited.

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