Graduate Study

Transforming Designers into Leaders 

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in interior design or architecture, you can pursue a professional-level master’s degree; get a specialty advanced degree in lighting, healthcare, or sustainability; or if you’re thinking of going back to school to kick-start a career in interior design, we’ll help you put together a course of study that fits your life and puts you on the road to professional success.

We offer:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA-1) in Interior Design

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field unrelated to design, our Master of Fine Arts (MFA-1) is a full-time program that provides a comprehensive interior design education in just three years. No portfolio required to apply.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA-2) in Interior Design

Are you interested in exploring interior design on a deeper level and aspire to become a leader in the field? The two-year, full-time Master of Fine Arts (MFA-2) program is the most conceptual program at NYSID and is open to those who have a professional degree in interior design, architecture, or a related field.

MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments program covers the principles and best practices of sustainable design, providing students with marketable skills that are essential to the industry today. All classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends, and you can enroll full-time (completing the degree in one year), part-time, or study online with live classes delivered via videoconferencing.

MPS in Interior Lighting Design

Changing technologies, new energy efficiency laws, and the demand for inspired, innovative solutions have created a strong need for specialists in interior lighting design. This one-year MPS in Interior Lighting Design program must be completed full-time, with all classes offered in the evenings and on weekends.

MPS in Healthcare Interior Design

Practicing designers and healthcare professionals work together in this MPS in Healthcare Interior Design program that provides an overview of current issues, research, and theory in the design of healthcare interiors. All classes are offered in the evenings and on weekends, and you can enroll full-time (completing the degree in one year), part-time, or study online with live classes delivered via videoconferencing.

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