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Interior Architecture Fifth Year Program (M.A.)

  • Program Overview

    M.A. in Interior Architecture Fifth Year Program (31 Credits)

    This program provides Endicott College graduates who have bachelor's degrees from the College's undergraduate interior design program the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Interior Architecture. 

    You will gain expertise in design research, analysis, and design of complex interior environments, and you will be prepared for careers in commercial, institutional, health care, residential, and sustainable design.

    Completing the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program at Endicott may reduce the length of the Master of Arts in Interior Architecture, as well as allow for a 20% tuition savings. 

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 31

    Required Curriculum

    • Open Elective* (Cr. 3)
    • IA 515 - Theory and Criticism (Cr: 3)
    • IA 516 - Research Methodology (Cr: 3)
    • IA 525 - Advanced Spatial Design Studio I (Cr: 4)
    • IA 526 - Advanced Spatial Design Studio II (Cr: 4)
    • IA 670 - Thesis Documentation (Cr: 2)
    • IA 671 - Master's Thesis I (Cr: 6)
    • IA 672 - Master's Thesis II (Cr: 6)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will: 

    • Assimilate highly technical, theoretical, and sophisticated problem solving methods in the development of the design of interior environments
    • Research, understand, and demonstrate the role and impact upon society that emerging design theories and technologies have on complex interior environments
    • Assess and synthesize project needs and strategies to operate in and communicate within a collaborative and integrated mode with other design specialist and related professions
    • Develop and advance current design principles, theories and academic research, and demonstrate a contribution to design practice, education, and society
    • Develop an understanding, application and specifying furniture, fixtures, finish materials, and environmental systems, controls and regulations to maximize occupant health, welfare, and comfort within interior environments
    • Develop a global perspective for design including an understanding and application of sustainable strategies that enhance users and planet earth


    The Graduate Interior Architecture programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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  • Internships and Careers

    An education from Endicott College means you will have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you are finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you will find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, dedicated faculty and staff are here to prepare you for your next step.

    Recent Internships & Job Sites

    • Stantec
    • Gensler
    • Perkins + Will
    • Elkus Manfredi Architects
    • Tsoi Kobus Design
    • Nelson
    • Siemasko & Verbridge
    • ARC 
    • Dyer Brown
    • SMMA
    • LWA
    • Institute of Human-Centered Design
    • Whitlock Design Group
    • Knoll
    • Visnick & Caulfield
    • Fresenius Medical 
    • Steffian Bradley Architects
    • Lavelle Brensinger Architects
    • Beige and Bleu*
    • North Folk Design*

    *Alumni Owned Firm


Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Interior Architecture programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).