Meeting the Highest Standards

Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1924, NYSID is authorized by the Board of Regents to confer the Basic Interior Design certificate and Basic Interior Design online certificate (BID), the degrees of Associate in Applied Science in Interior Design (AAS), Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (BFA), Bachelor of Arts in the History of the Interior and the Decorative Arts (BA), Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA-1 and MFA-2), Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S), Master of Professional Studies in Interior Lighting Design (MPS-L), and Master of Professional Studies in Healthcare Interior Design (MPS-H).

NYSID is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). In addition, the BFA and the MFA-1 program are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), which is recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education as the sole accrediting agency for post-secondary interior design programs.

As of June 24, 2011, the New York School of Interior Design is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with a regional accrediting commission which indicates that an institution has achieved recognition and is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. It has provided evidence of sound planning, seems to have the resources to implement the plans, and appears to have the potential for obtaining its goals within a reasonable time.

Professional Memberships

American Academy in Rome
American Council on Education (ACE)
Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB)
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)