MINTD Admission

  • A baccalaureate degree in interior design from a recognized college or university.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended. Note:  Official transcripts are not required during the admissions process, and only unofficial transcripts are required for the application. Applicants should not send official transcripts until they are offered admission. For complete requirements please visit the Graduate School transcript requirements: (
  • A portfolio of creative work. The portfolio is an opportunity to demonstrate your imaginative and critical thinking talents. Creativity occurs in all fields so the content does not have to be architectural if your background is in another discipline. Written project statements to accompany visual work are usually very helpful to the committee. Portfolios are submitted through the application process to getacceptd ( We are no longer accepting hard copies of portfolios.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are in a position to evaluate your abilities and your potential for success as a graduate student There is no standard form to fill out; instead, based on information you provide in your application recommenders will be emailed instructions on the process for submitting letters of recommendation. 
  •  A brief resume of your academic and professional experiences. Note: Your resume should indicate both educational and professional accomplishments.
  • A two-page statement of your interest in graduate study in interior design. This should be a concise, articulate presentation of your academic and career goals, and any specific interests you have in interior design topics for graduate research and design. It should reflect your prior intellectual and professional engagement with these issues, and may also provide some additional perspective on the work illustrated in the portfolio.
  • Writing sample of current work.
  •  Scores from the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). Successful candidates have earned the following average scores: verbal 153 (prior 500); quantitative 151 (prior 650); analytic 4.5. The ETS University code is 1833. You do not need a department code.
  •  For applicants whose native language is not English a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 100 iBT (600 paper) is common, although not a strict requirement. We also accept test results from the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with scores of at least 7.
  • International students should refer to the International Student Services Office ( for University admissions information and requirements.

Application Deadline
Applications and all supplemental materials are due by January 10 for the following fall. The application process begins with an online application to the Graduate School ( Supplemental materials (except transcripts) are to be submitted online through the application process. Applicants are typically notified in late March and April, but the admissions process can extend into May and June.