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College of Architecture, Planning and Design

Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design Post-Baccalaureate Track

Admission Procedures

Admission to the post-baccalaureate track of the first-professional Master of Interior Architecture & Product Design program requires the following. All application materials must be submitted online via the Graduate School website. No hard copy applications or supporting documentation will be accepted.

The priority deadline for domestic applicants is December 1 for the *summer semester, applications will be accepted through April if space allows. 

The deadline for international applicants is December 1 for the *summer semester.

*The summer semester requirement may be waived by the admission committee if they determine the applicant's educational background and experience meet the necessary requirements. If waived, the applicant would be admitted for the fall semester.

  • Complete the K-State Graduate School application

  • A bachelor's degree

  • A 3.0 graduate point average or higher on a 4.0 scale or GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework.

  • Transcripts: Please include official transcripts from any institution of higher education you have attended. If the transcripts are not in English, a translated copy to English must be provided.

  • Letter of intent: Please upload a brief (500-1000 words) statement expressing why you want to study interior architecture & product design and why you are interested in Kansas State. Be specific about how our program can help you achieve your professional goals. Why does the field appeal to you? How might your previous academic, professional, and/or life experience contribute or otherwise relate to your studies? Keep in mind that the letter of intent may be viewed as a sample of your writing style and ability.

  • Letters of recommendation: Three letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers.  The recommendations should address information relative to your ability to handle graduate level work, and should provide an assessment of your special aptitude or personal characteristics that make you well suited for the practice of interior architecture & product design as well as graduate study. Specific examples of work or situations that illustrate the assessment are appreciated.

  • Pay the application fee ($65 Domestic, $75 International) 

  • TOEFL/IELTS report (international students only): International applicants who are submitting iBT TOEFL (internet based) scores must have a minimum total score of 95 with no part score below 25 on the reading, listening and writing sections. Applicants who are submitting an IELTS score must have a minimum total score of 7.0 with part scores of 7.0 or higher on the reading, listening, and writing sections.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support (international students only): Each application must be accompanied by the Affidavit of Financial Support verifying that financial support is available for the student while attending Kansas State University.
  • GRE score report: GRE scores are not required.
  • Supplemental materials: Applicants may include a resume; and 3 to 5 examples of academic, professional, or personal work that may include critical or creative writing samples, personal art, photography, or other creative projects.

  • Prerequisite Coursework: The following courses (or their equivalents) must be completed prior to entry in the post-baccalaureate track:  MATH 100 College Algebra and PHYS 113 General Physics or PHYS 115 Descriptive Physics.

All admitted students to the MIAPD program will be required to purchase a computer that meets department specifications. Please see, Purchasing a PC, to view an example of this requirement. Please note that if you are admitted, your requirements will vary.

Please email iapd@ksu.edu for more information.