Work by graduate interior design student Leigh Ann Bryan.

Interior Design MA Admission Procedures


The M.A. Interior Design program accepts applications for each Fall semester through the priority deadline of January 10. Applications may be accepted after that date on a space available basis. Admission decisions will be sent by March 15 via e-mail from


The following items must be submitted directly to the WSU Graduate School:


The following materials must be submitted to with subject line “M.A. Interior Design Application.”

  • Personal statement (250-500 words): describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study in interior design at Washington State University. Discuss your personal values and beliefs regarding design and how you expect to build upon your ideas through your graduate studies.
  • Resume: that includes principal extra-curricular activities in which you actively participated, and offices held, if any; honors, awards, financial aid, publications, and professional organizations and licensure; employment during or since post-secondary schooling, with most recent listed first; list of travel and other notable experiences not included in employment record.
  • Digital Portfolio of design work using high-quality images and a brief narrative of each project representing the applicant’s highest ability and skill in areas of design, drawing and representation, model making, freehand drawing, diagramming, and overall creativity. Painting, sculpture, watercolor, creative writing, photography or other fine arts may be included. If professional work is submitted, identify your specific involvement in the project. Maximum 10 pages double sided (20 pages total).
  • Scanned copy of transcripts (unofficial is acceptable) and English language test scores (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable).


All applicants for admission to the M.A. Interior Design graduate program must apply separately to be considered for assistantships and scholarships. Funding is extremely limited. Priority goes to current graduate students and new graduate students entering from an undergraduate program at WSU. External applicants are not normally considered for an assistantship or scholarship until their second year in the program.