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Admissions Requirements

To accommodate the needs of second degree students Queens offers a two phase MA program.

The Phase 1 portion consists of some or all of the BA courses and offers students the coursework they need to get started or catch up on their design skills. They will then enter Phase 2 of the program, the Queens Master in Arts in Interior Design. This program acts as a continuation of our BA program and focuses on teaching students the technical aspects of designing for commercial environments. For second degree students this program offers a lot of flexibility. As an MA student you can begin as a Phase 1/2 student or just a Phase 2 student based on your educational background and experience.

To be considered for direct admittance to the phase 2 only portion of the MA in Interior Design program potential students are required to:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in Interior Design or a related field that includes at least the 48 credit hours of the current Queens BA in Interior Design program. (See BA in interior design class requirements) Exceptions and accommodations may be made for an outside or previous degree from regionally accredited institutions.
  • Submit a completed graduate application form, including the non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all post-secondary education academic coursework to the registrar's office.
  • Submit a portfolio of past work with at least two letters of recommendation, and participate in an interview with the Interior Design faculty.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 on all post-secondary academic course work in your major.

Only those who are endorsed by the faculty after the interview will be accepted into the program.

Upon graduation the student will need to complete all 40 credit hours of the MA requirements. This program offers day and evening, as well as online classes that can be completed in as little as two years with part-time attendance, or one year with full-time attendance in 2015. Due to the limited numbers of classes and the nature of the coursework students will be required to take classes in the order they are offered, therefore a minimum of 2 classes are required per semester, excluding summers.
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