Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Katlyn Jarrard waves at family members while presenting her final portfolio during a Master of Interior Design portfolio show at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Advance your design knowledge and experience by pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design. This fully online program gives you the opportunity to explore a research topic, prepare a thesis, and develop and teach an undergraduate interior design course. With this terminal degree, you’ll be able to move into advanced practice or teach at a college level.

Duration: 6 semesters
Start term: Fall
Class type: Online
Tuition: $1,033/hr.*

* Rate is current for the 2023-24 academic year.  Rates are subject to change.  See the main Tuition and Fees page for current information on all Tuition and Fees.

Student opportunities

  • Develop techniques for evidence-based research and apply them to design
  • Take courses from professors who have practiced interior design professionally
  • Gain critical thinking skills in design analysis and project solutions
  • Learn about important issues in design education and research
  • Research, plan, implement and assess an undergraduate interior design course

Potential careers

  • University professor
  • In-house design firm researcher
  • Specialist in an advanced area or design practice
  • Health care either interior design leader or interior design studio leader
  • Commercial interior designer leader or interior design studio leader

Admissions requirements

To be considered for this program the applicant must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design or architecture from an accredited college or university
  • Official college transcripts
  • 3.0 GPA or higher from all college transcripts
  • Portfolio of student work and/or professional work
  • Resume

Have questions?

Contact Michael Kleeman, Chair of the Interior Design Department & Professor of Interior Design, at 770-534-6266 or

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