Master of Interior Architecture, M.I.A.

Course of Study with Advanced Standing (54 credits)

Year 1

Fall (15 credits)

ARCH 453History & Theories of Urban Form

3

IARC 511Principles of Adaptive Reuse

3

IARC 515Representation in Adap Reuse of Interior

3

IARC 611Grad Studio I: Frml & Sptl Attds of Adap

6

Spring (15 credits)

IARC 517Strategies/Theories of Adaptive Reuse

3

IARC 522AMaterials and Methods

3

IARC 621Grad Studio Ii: Urbn/Cmmnty Cntxts Adptv

6

IARC 5XXProgram Elective

3

Year 2

Fall (15 credits)

IARC 513Thesis Research

3

IARC 518Advanced Hybrid Craft

3

IARC 521Advanced Lighting Design

3

Spring (15 credits)

IARC 525Thesis Documentation

3

IARC 631Master's Research Project Grad Studio

6

IARC 5XXProgram Elective

3

IARC 5XXProgram Elective

3

Typical Course of Study (60 credits)

Year 1

Fall (15 credits)

IARC 410AInterior Architecture Studio VII

6

ARCH 453History & Theories of Urban Form

3

IARC 511Principles of Adaptive Reuse

3

IARC 515Representation in Adap Reuse of Interior

3

Spring (15 credits)

IARC 517Strategies/Theories of Adaptive Reuse

3

IARC 522AMaterials and Methods

3

IARC 621Grad Studio Ii: Urbn/Cmmnty Cntxts Adptv

6

IARC 5XXProgram Elective

3

Year 2

Fall (15 credits)

IARC 513Thesis Research

3

IARC 518Advanced Hybrid Craft

3

IARC 521Advanced Lighting Design

3

IARC 611Grad Studio I: Frml & Sptl Attds of Adap

6

Spring (15 credits)

IARC 525Thesis Documentation

3

IARC 631Master's Research Project Grad Studio

6

IARC 5XXProgram Elective

3

IARC 5XXProgram Elective

3

Application Requirements

Applicants for graduate study in Interior Architecture must meet the general requirements for admission to the University.

In addition, applicants must submit and/or satisfy the following:

1.  A Statement of Purpose, 150-200 words in length.

2.  Three letters of recommendation (only one of which may be from a Marywood University faculty member).

3.  If requested, a personal interview with the School's Graduate Admissions Committee.

4.  A portfolio of design projects, with narrative descriptions, submitted no later than one month before the last official registration date. The School's Graduate Admissions Committee will evaluate the portfolio for its diversity of project types, the complexity of programs resolved, and the quality of visual and written presentation and communication. The purpose of this review is to determine if the student is suitably prepared to meet the rigors of advanced professional study.

5.  Any applicant who, in the judgment of the School's Graduate Admissions Committee, lacks adequate undergraduate preparation to pursue this degree program, will be required to take additional coursework, thereby extending the program completion period beyond one year. The extent and nature of this coursework will be determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee after reviewing all required application materials.

6.  For students holding a Marywood undergraduate degree in the discipline, a minimum QPA of 3.0 (or "B") is required for admission to the program. For those holding undergraduate degrees from other institutions, a minimum overall QPA of 3.0 (or "B") is expected. Individuals who do not meet this minimum QPA requirement (or other requirements) but demonstrate outstanding or unusual qualifications that promise significant contributions to the program may request special consideration through the Director of the School of Architecture.

  1. A Statement of Purpose, 150-200 words in length.
  2. Three letters of recommendation (only one of which may be from a Marywood University faculty member).
  3. If requested, a personal interview with the School's Graduate Admissions Committee.
  4. A portfolio of design projects, with narrative descriptions, submitted no later than one month before the last official registration date. The School's Graduate Admissions Committee will evaluate the portfolio for its diversity of project types, the complexity of programs resolved, and the quality of visual and written presentation and communication. The purpose of this review is to determine if the student is suitably prepared to meet the rigors of advanced professional study.
  5. Any applicant who, in the judgment of the School's Graduate Admissions Committee, lacks adequate undergraduate preparation to pursue this degree program, will be required to take additional coursework, thereby extending the program completion period beyond one year. The extent and nature of this coursework will be determined by the Graduate Admissions Committee after reviewing all required application materials.
  6. For students holding a Marywood undergraduate degree in the discipline, a minimum QPA of 3.0 (or "B") is required for admission to the program. For those holding undergraduate degrees from other institutions, a minimum overall QPA of 3.0 (or "B") is expected. Individuals who do not meet this minimum QPA requirement (or other requirements) but demonstrate outstanding or unusual qualifications that promise significant contributions to the program may request special consideration through the Director of the School of Architecture.