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Master of Science in Interior Architecture

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The Master of Science in Interior Architecture is a 30-credit post-professional distance master's degree. It is designed for holders of a bachelor's degree in interior design or architecture who wish to pursue further studies in design strategies and the application of design research, or to develop a specialized area of design knowledge through mentored, self-directed study.

This program is designed for interior designers and architects who want to:

  • Develop innovative methods of creating environments more responsive to human experience
  • Apply knowledge gained from cultural studies and social sciences research to design
  • Guide design strategies to incorporate input from a more diverse set of design determinants
  • Create performance-based design solutions that demonstrate measured improvement of outcomes

Program Requirements


The four-semester program includes courses in theory, method, and application. First-semester participants establish a common language and grounded basis for exploration of individual topic areas in the second semester. Third-semester participants begin their thesis work in the intensive setting and continue developing the project in an online studio environment, continuing to completion in the fourth semester.

Complete program curriculum and course descriptions.

Earning a Distance Degree


Distance degrees at the BAC feature a combination of online learning and onsite "Intensives" designed to foster collaboration in an efficient path to completion. Students gather in Boston for a four-day in-person learning experience at the beginning of the first and third semesters. Building on the communication established in the Intensive, students continue their studies through facilitated distance learning, completing coursework and receiving feedback online.