M Int Arch
Master of Interior Architecture
The Department of Architecture offers a program of study that leads to the degree Master of Interior Architecture. The Master of Interior Architecture is a professional degree (M. INT. ARCH.) and is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The primary goal for the Master of Interior Architecture program is to provide an opportunity for individuals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree to pursue a rigorous program of part time study that prepares them to enter the field of interior design incorporating the highest standards of professional practice. The program particularly serves career-change students seeking to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming interior design professionals.
This program is offered collaboratively by Cal Poly Pomona and UCLA Extension. At Cal Poly Pomona, the program is offered through the College of the Extended University. Most of the classes are taught at UCLA Extension facilities in Westwood in Los Angeles.
The Master of Interior Architecture had its first accreditation visit from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation in Spring 2014. In July 2014 the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) awarded the collaborative program in interior architecture leading to the Master of Interior Architecture degree an accreditation term of six years, effective July 2014.
UCLA Extension Submission
All prospective M.Int. Arch. students should first contact Suzanne Sheppard at UCLA/UNEX to determine their eligibility for the program. All M.Int.Arch. applicants will be reviewed to determine if they are adequately prepared for graduate level study in Interior Architecture. Those who need additional preparation may be required to take prerequisite courses offered through UCLA Extension.
Suzanne Sheppard CID, Advisor at UCLA Extension
Phone: (310) 794-3747
The Master of Interior Architecture degree program requires the completion of 63 quarter units ( 42 semester units). Full-time students can complete the program in 4 quarters/1 year. Upon admission into the program, students are required to register for some classes through Cal Poly Pomona’s BroncoDirect system. Please note that Cal Poly Pomona operates on a semester-system and unit conversions are listed simply for graduation paperwork requirements. All courses follow the UCLA Extension academic quarter schedule.