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We look forward to having you join our exciting program! Anyone, from freshmen applicants, to students with AA degrees, to students who have baccalaureate degrees in any field can enter the Master of Interior Architecture program.

Here is how to apply:

GRADUATE APPLICANTS

  • Three-Year Track: Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees in non-architectural design fields.
  • Two-Year Track: Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Landscape architecture.

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Degree Tracks

Candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree in any discipline are eligible for the Master of Interior Architecture 3-Year Track.

Please note that the 3-year track starts in the Summer B semester (late June). All 3-year track candidates should apply for the Summer Semester. Depending on the candidate’s background, the Department may require 3-year track students to take additional leveling courses before beginning studio in the Fall Semester.

Total number of required graduate credits: 87 credit hours

Total average number of leveling course credits: 9 credit hours

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1

Application to the MIA 3-year track begins with an online application to the University Graduate School. Successful candidates will have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate degree. The GRE exam is not required. Please review the Graduate School website, as well as, the link below for assistance with this portion of the process. GRADUATE CHECKLIST

Step 2

Submit portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department through the Get Acceptd website.

A portfolio MUST contain:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement describing the candidate’s intentions, aspirations, and purpose in pursuing a professional degree in Interior Architecture.
  • A copy of the candidate’s most current transcript.
  • Examples of creative work (painting, drawings, photographs, prints, sculpture, mixed media, videos, or graphics design).

A portfolio MAY also contain:

  • Studies of buildings that demonstrate your analytical ability.

Note: We do not expect or want to see interior design work or construction documents in these portfolios.

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

Candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Landscape Architecture are eligible for the Master of Interior Architecture 2-Year Track.

Please note that the 2-year track starts in the Summer B semester (late June). All 2-year track candidates should apply for the Summer Semester.

Total Credits: 63 Credit hours

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1

Apply to the MIA 2-year track beginning with an online application to the University Graduate School. Successful candidates will have earned a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate degree. The GRE exam is not required. Please review the Graduate School website, as well as, the link below for assistance with this portion of the process. GRADUATE CHECKLIST

Step 2

Submit a portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department through the Get Acceptd website.

A portfolio MUST contain:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement outlining the student’s intentions, aspirations and purpose in pursuing a professional degree in Interior Architecture.
  • A copy of your most current transcript.
  • Selection of your design and or architecture projects produced in studio over the last 3 years.

A portfolio MAY contain:

  • Examples of recent art projects completed by the candidate. (Please explain what your role was in the work.)
  • Studies of buildings that demonstrate the candidate’s analytical ability.
  • Note: We do not expect or want to see construction documents in these portfolios.

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

The Master of Arts (Health Care Design Track) is a post-professional degree (36 credits) to enhance professional credentials with specialized healthcare design expertise. Although grounded in design, the program provides an opportunity for students to create ‘what-if’ scenarios in healthcare design that might not be currently addressed in the industry, and to challenge conventional models of healthcare while engaging in Miami’s urban community.  The program facilitates designers to engage with other stakeholders such as nursing, public health, health management, physical therapy among others.

Degree requirements:

Individuals with an undergraduate degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or Architecture are eligible for admission to the program provided University requirements are met. This 36 credit hour degree prepares students who wish to conduct research, teach and undertake advanced studies in specific areas. The course of study offers specialized study in one of our tracks. Shared among tracks is the 9 credit core and then each track has its specialized courses and electives. One year of full-time study in residency is normally required. However, a part-time study option is available subject to the review and approval of the Program. Satisfactory completion of 36 credits in the following course of study is required.

First Year (Fall Semester: CORE courses)

Design Thinking and Creative Process 3
Design Research Methods 3
Environment & Behavior Theory 3

First Year (Spring Semester)

Health Care Studio I 6
Environmental Sys. in Health care 3
Healthcare theory 3
Elective course 3

Second Year (Fall Semester)

Health Care Studio II 6
Directed Elective 3
Directed Elective 3

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Contact

Mayra Ortega
Admissions and Recruitment
School of Architecture
Office: 305-348-4884
Email: maortega@fiu.edu

The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts has a team of dedicated academic advisors, readily available to provide guidance with course selection and keep you on track for an on-time graduation. To make an appointment with an academic advisor, call (305)-348-7500.