12 months
28544 USD/year
26776 USD/year
10572 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design degree at Iowa State University focuses on interior design research.


About this Degree

The Interior Design degree at Iowa State University requires a minimum of 34 graduate credits, including coursework in research methods, advanced topics in Interior Design, human-centered design, and studio. Candidates focus on research in an area of specialization, culminating in a written thesis of research results. 

Graduates have a broad understanding of current interior design issues and design research, preparing them for special analytical aspects of design practice and further studies leading to the Ph.D. Anyone applying to the MA—Interior Design Graduate Program must meet the minimum general requirements of the Iowa State University Graduate College.

Programme Structure


  • Advanced Experimental Design Studio
  • Advanced studies in Interior Design
  • Research Design
  • Interdisciplinary Option Studio
  • Evidence-based Design
  • Advanced studies in Interior Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic Records
  • GPA
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14272 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    26776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13388 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10572 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5286 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 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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