Chatham University

Chatham University Master of Interior Architecture (MIA)

The Master of Interior Architecture is a first professional interior design program that prepares students for practice in an interior design or architecture firm. It is geared toward students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than interior design or architecture.

A holistic design approach is stressed throughout the two-year program. Students are encouraged to consider all factors that influence the design of interior spaces from human behavior, aesthetics, and building technology to the views from windows and doors that penetrate the surrounding architecture. Specifically, the curriculum focuses on the design of residential and commercial spaces – how space is organized, developed three-dimensionally, finished with materials and color, lit, furnished, and designed to incorporate user needs and building codes.


The Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) program at Chatham University has received its initial six-year accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).