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Interested in applying?

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

  • Freshman: High school students wishing to apply to the five year accelerated Master of Interior Architecture program.
  • Freshman: High school students wishing to apply to the five year accelerated Master of Interior Architecture program.

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Degree Tracks

The Accelerated Master of Interior Architecture is a professional 5-year curriculum accredited by the Council of Interior Design Accreditation.

The Accelerated Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) program provides a seamless course of study leading from undergraduate freshman year to the conferral of the Professional Master of Interior Architecture degree. This 5-year track is for students wishing to enter the program directly from high school. During the first two years, interior architecture students complete a Pre-Graduate Foundation in Design curriculum composed of professional core, and of general education course work. Successful students from Pre-Graduate Foundations in Design then matriculate into the final three years of the Accelerated Master of Interior Architecture program.

  • Total Undergraduate Credits           73
  • Total Graduate Degree Credits       84
  • Total Credits to AccMIA                 157

A transition from undergraduate to graduate standing occurs at the end of the fourth year Spring semester after the completion of 120 credits. Students must be in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. A Bachelor’s degree is not awarded at any point in the program.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1

Admission to the Master of Interior Architecture program begins with an online application with FIU’s Admissions Office. Please review the Admissions website for all University requirements and deadlines. UNDERGRADUATE CHECKLIST

Step 2 (*Recommended)

In order to strengthen your application, the Interior Architecture Department recommends that you submit a portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department for review through the Get Acceptd website.

Portfolio content suggestions:

  • A one-page (maximum) statement outlining the student’s intentions, aspirations and purpose in pursuing a professional degree in Interior Architecture.
  • Drawings of a chair or chairs, a drawing of a bicycle or bicycles, and a drawing of shoes or group of shoes.
  • Examples of recent artwork.

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

Applicants who possess an AA degree in Interior Design or Architecture, may also apply for the Master of Interior Architecture degree program. These candidates apply to the Master of Interior Architecture and, if accepted, transfer into the third year of the program. Successful completion of the required 84 credit hours of graduate level course work earns a Master of Interior Architecture degree. The course of study usually takes three to four years to complete, depending on the track that is selected.

Please note that, if admitted, transfer students begin graduate coursework in the Summer B semester.  Students who are unable to begin Summer B or who have not completed Pre-Graduate Foundation courses may not begin the studio sequence until completed. Click here to view the Design pre-requisite courses.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1

Application into the MIA program begins with an online application with the FIU Undergraduate Admissions office. Please review the admissions website for all University requirements and deadlines. UNDERGRADUATE CHECKLIST

Step 2

Portfolio of creative work that demonstrates creative abilities as well as visual and written communication skills to the department for review at 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 two years.

A portfolio MAY contain:

  • Examples of recent art and/or design projects that you have completed on your own or in collaboration with others.  (Please explain what your role was in the work.)

Deadlines
The deadline for portfolios is January 15th.

Submit portfolio to: Get Acceptd

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.