MS in Interior Architecture


College of Architecture & the Built Environment


Master of Science


East Falls


On Campus


49 - 69


3 Years

The MS in Interior Architecture is a 49- or 69-credit graduate program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) that is structured to meet the needs of students from nondesign, design and architecture backgrounds. This is ideal for students seeking one of the best professional-level educations in interior design/interior architecture, and the program offers up to one year of advanced standing for those already in the field who are interested in refining their knowledge and skills at the graduate level. This program prepares students to reach their full potential, whether seeking an introduction or building on previous experience.

As an Interior Architecture program, we emphasize how the interior environment encompasses all parts of the interior volume and acknowledges the intersection between architecture and interiors.

The curriculum integrates theory with the technical skills needed for practical application and immerses students in current technologies and sustainable practice as they work collaboratively and think critically to discover innovative solutions. Jefferson’s campus is positioned minutes from downtown, offering networking and employment opportunities within the city’s thriving architecture industry.

Our faculty of practicing professionals provides many advantages and a range of real-world experiences. Graduates are well-prepared to sit for the NCIDQ exam and to join professional organizations such as ASID and IIDA, and to work for firms in all areas of the profession, including residential, commercial, corporate, healthcare, hospitality and education.

The MS in Interior Architecture is a STEM-designated program (CIP Code 04.0902).

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Master of Science in Interior Architecture News

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment’s MS in Interior Architecture program has recently earned Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) designation. 

Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment is pleased to announce that its Master of Science in Interior Architecture (MSIA) degree has been awarded accreditation for a full term of six years, effective this year.