Master On Campus

Interior Design

University of Cincinnati

24 months
26644 USD/year
26644 USD/year
14902 USD/year
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The discipline of Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati influences the way humans work, live, learn, play and manage their health and wellness.


Why study Interior Design?

As our built environments become ever more complex there is a need for visionary leaders and professionals who will positively shape the way people engage with and inhabit these interior built environments.

The post-professional Master of Interior Design (MINTD) program in the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the University of Cincinnati (UC) trains and nurtures a new generation of leaders and professionals who will advance the development of specialized interior studies to ensure innovative and sustainable improvements in the health, safety, and wellness of various user groups. The program is two years in length for students with an accredited interior design bachelor's degree. It requires students to complete four academic semesters and one semester of structured graduate practicum work related to their research interests. The MINTD curriculum combines design, practice, and theory aimed to meet the discipline’s evolving demands for creative practitioners, innovative researchers, emerging scholars, and skillful educators.

The MINTD program at UC is also part of the International Masters of Interior Architectural Design (IMIAD) program, a consortium of post graduate interior design programs, which allows UC students to spend a semester abroad in one of our partner schools in Germany, Turkey, India and Switzerland.

The program seeks to promote leadership, collaboration, intellectual depth, flexibility, and innovation – elevating professional value and developing life-long meaningful, career-driven engagement for our graduates. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studio 1: Emerging Interior Design Trends - Research and Practice
  • History, Theory, and Criticism in Interior History
  • Interior Design Research Methods I
  • Colloquium I
  • Professional Development Seminar - Master of Design and Master of Interior Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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61 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
151 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A CIDA-accredited baccalaureate degree in interior design from a recognized college or university
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended
  • A portfolio of creative work
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A brief resume of your academic and professional experiences. Note: Your resume should indicate both educational and professional accomplishments.
  • A two-page statement of your interest in graduate study in interior design
  • Writing sample of current work

Tuition Fee

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    26644 USD/year
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    26644 USD/year
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  • In-State

    14902 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14902 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cincinnati

1000 - 1650 USD /month
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