Application Instructions

The Master of Fine Arts in Design with concentration of Interior Design (ID M.F.A.) seeks to create an educational experience that will provide students with an understanding of the pedagogy of teaching and focused research within the academy that supports the burgeoning needs of interior design in a world that is becoming more interconnected and interdependent.

The primary mission of the M.F.A. at UNT is to prepare graduates to be effective design researchers, managers and educators while helping them expand their ability to build an apply knowledge in their chosen field. The degree does not focus on skills training or portfolio building.

Required Qualifications

It is expected that applicants to the ID M.F.A. meet the following qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in interior design, architecture, or other closely related field
  • 2 years of professional full-time experience post bachelor’s degree education as an interior designer

Application Deadline for CVAD Department of Design

Date by which all required materials must be in your file for review by the faculty in the Interior Design program, including GRE scores and the forwarded application packet from the Toulouse Graduate School.

  • January 1 for FALL or SUMMER admission (late applications will be accepted)
  • October 1 for SPRING admission

The above deadlines assure adequate processing time and availability of faculty for application review. Applications that are not complete at the time of faculty review for the intended semester of entry may be pushed to the following semester. The faculty strongly suggests, however, that new students begin their graduate coursework in the fall semester to ensure proper course sequencing.

Since admission to the Toulouse Graduate School involves submission of materials not only from the applicant, but testing services (official GRE scores), other colleges and universities (official transcripts), and outside professionals (letters of recommendation), the application process is very time consuming. More time than expected should be allotted to make the departmental application deadline.

Application Procedures (US Residents vs. Non-US Residents)

The process of applying to the ID M.F.A. program differs based on US residents and Non-US residents (International students).

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