Architecture: Specialization in Interior Design
M.S. Degree: Masters Program Type: Online Interest: Interior Design Program Type: International

Our architecture, interior design program was ranked by design professionals at more than 200 U.S. firms who make hiring decisions and performance evaluations as one of the best programs for preparing students for real-world success.

This 36-credit hour program is designed to approach the design of the built environment as user-centered, providing a basis for informed design decisions.

It's understood that the most important design aspect of the built environment is the satisfaction of the user’s physical, psycho social, and spiritual needs and the protection of their health, safety and well-being.

This specialization:

  • Provides you with a diverse skill set and career options
  • Continues a proud tradition of design excellence and leadership in education and research
  • Prepares you for leadership roles in developing theory and applying it to the current interior environments
  • Provides research and theory-based problem-solving skills for the increased complexity of interior built environments
  • Combines previous education, practical experience and scholarly inquiry into creating new knowledge to advance the discipline

Tuition & Fees For Architecture: Interior Design

Application & Admission

Applying to a graduate program is a two step process.

  1. Apply to Office of Graduate Studies
  2. Apply to academic department for your major.

Get additional admission information from the Office of Graduate Studies including admission requirements and deadlines.

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

Offered completely online, you're able to complete coursework at times convenient for you, in addition to having multi-way interaction with the instructor and other students in class.

Even though the classes do not meet at a scheduled time and place, you are expected to progress with class assignments and interact as if you were attending a course on campus.

To fulfill requirements of the program you must:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Pass the required cumulative examinations
  • Pass an oral examination covering your area of preparation and thesis research
  • Complete the requirements for the thesis
View Catalog & Courses

Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.

Interior Design Career Opportunities

Project Management Government
Higher Education Design
Commercial Education
Healthcare Hospitality
Institutional Kitchen/Bath
Lighting Office Furniture
Residential Furniture Product
Retail Showroom
Real Estate Trade Show/Exhibit
Sales Marketing
Office Administration Facilities Management


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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