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Interior Architecture and Design

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
MSFull-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall consideration is by consultation only. If you are considering the fall term, please contact Dee Nicholas. If you are an international applicant, please have your documents submitted by June 13.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsN/AN/AN/AApr. 1
International StudentsN/AN/AN/AFeb. 1

This program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design.

Requirements

For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

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  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to enroll@drexel.edu.

  • International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

    Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency for admittance into this program. For more information on transcript evaluations, please refer to the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 90/577/233). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Essay

    Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel; your short-term and long-term career plans; and how your background, experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully.

    Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Résumé

    Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. You may request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

    We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.

  • Portfolio (Optional)

    Applicants who would like to be considered for exemption from undergraduate prerequisites in studio art and design courses must submit a portfolio which should include 8 to 12 pieces of your strongest and most recent work that demonstrate a balance of technique and concept.

    The Interior Architecture & Design Graduate Admissions Committee is examining your work for originality, creative problem solving, and systematic thinking. The portfolio may include any combination of drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, graphic design, architectural design, interior design, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry and metals, furniture, designed objects, computer-generated images or sketchbooks.

    Please direct inquiries regarding the Portfolio to:

    Debra Ruben, IDEC, NCIDQ, LEED AP
    Associate Professor
    Director of Interior Design Programs
    Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism
    dhruben@drexel.edu
    P. 215.895.1388
    f. 215.895.1779

    Portfolio Review Days

    Meet a representative of Drexel’s Westphal College for a portfolio review and receive helpful feedback prior to submitting your application. We participate in Graduate portfolio review days with the National Portfolio Day Association and Preview: The International Portfolio Review Forum.

     

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