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Interior Design

Marymount University

12 months
1140 USD/credit 34200 USD/year
1140 USD/credit 34200 USD/year
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Whether you are just beginning a career as an interior designer or advancing your current professional interior design knowledge and skills, the Interior Design program of Marymount University can fit your needs – offering two tracks in its program.


Areas of Study

  • The first professional degree is for those with a baccalaureate degree not in interior design or architecture.
  • The post-professional degree is for those with an undergraduate degree in interior design or architecture.

The Interior Design program of Marymount University strives to nurture your intellectual growth, independent learning, and an increased capacity to engage in interior design practice.

The coursework of the M. Wilhelmina Boldt Interior Design program strengthens and supports the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary in competent interior design practice while providing the foundation for the exploration of a specific aspect of the profession. Graduates are expected to understand, use, and conduct scholarly research to expand the profession’s body of knowledge and to assume leadership roles in the field.

Your coursework will provide an increased understanding of human needs within the built environment as required for practice or education and research. Coursework also fosters an interdisciplinary approach to design, while supporting independent and lifelong learning. In the classroom, you will focus on design knowledge and skills, as well as a comprehensive design process with emphasis on the development of programming skills. This includes proficiencies that address client or user goals and needs, graphic and written communication, problem solving, critical thinking, ethics, and social responsibility. Scholarly research is promoted through application in coursework and independent learning and the thesis or design research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practice, Theory, and Research
  • Furniture Design Seminar
  • Construction and Environmental Systems
  • Illumination Systems
  • Design Methods Seminar
  • Ecological Interior Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Official transcripts of all postsecondary education including evidence of bachelor’s degree from an accredited interior design program, architecture program, or their equivalent; directly to Marymount University’s Office of Graduate Enrollment Services or via an online delivery system
  • Professional résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation from educators or employers who can attest to the applicant’s potential for graduate work
  • A statement of personal goals, objectives, motivations, and intended area of concentration
  • For those applying to the Post Professional Track: A portfolio of student or professional design work demonstrating creative ability and professional competence, including hand drawings, sketching, and design thinking as seen in creative ideation and process work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1140 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1140 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Arlington

983 - 1441 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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