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Applying to the Master of Science in Interior Architecture

The Master of Science in Interior Architecture has a unique, low-residency model that allows students to work full-time while earning their degree. The online classroom has the same rigor as in our traditional classrooms, and students enrich their online courses with two weekend residencies in Boston that build communication and connections between colleagues and instructors. Learn more below about applying for this highly selective online program.

Application Requirements

To apply to our Master of Science in Interior Architecture program, please provide the following:

Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine eligibility and acceptance into the program. There are a limited number of seats available, and acceptance is selective.

Credential Evaluation

Please use one of the following recommended agencies or one approved by NACES.


Your essay gives us the opportunity to learn about you and how you will contribute to the BAC's expectations and values. Our values are based on our mission, which is: "The BAC provides excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities." With this in mind, please address the following questions:

  1. How does the BAC's mission connect with who you are and why you wish to attend the BAC in your program of choice? (250–500 words)
  2. What are your personal and professional goals, and how will attending the BAC support those goals? (250–500 words)


Note that the BAC does not mail portfolios back to students, and the BAC cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged items. Because of this, students are strongly encouraged to send their work digitally via

Letter of Recommendation

We ask that you provide one statement of support from a personal advocate. This advocate can be an educator, mentor, employer, colleague, or other person who knows you and can speak about you in an academic, professional, or volunteer setting. Please refrain from using a family member.

Priority Scholarship Deadlines

Fall (August) semester start = February 15

Spring (January) semester start = October 15

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