Admissions to the graduate program is granted by the department of Interior Design.

About the Graduate Program

Application Deadlines:
We only accept students in the fall semesters due to course sequencing.
Your application and supporting documents are due by:

  • International Students, February 1
  • All others are encouraged to apply by February 1, but will be considered until April 30th

Minimum Qualifications:

  • GRE 300 (verbal +quantitative; minimum verbal 140. —We require scores to be reported for all three skills tests, Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing )
  • English Proficiency for International Students (exceptions here)
    • TOEFL: 80
    • IELTS: 6
    • MELAB: 77

Students with scores below those listed will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may require an interview.
An application will require the following:

  •  Apply to UF Graduate School
  • Payment of a non-refundable $30.00 (USD) application fee by credit card online at the time of application (fee cannot be waived)
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Describe what motivates you to pursue a Master of Interior Design Degree at the University of Florida.
    • Let us know your intended area of specialization in interior design and potential alignment with the research focus of one of our faculty members.
  • Official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended (except UF) ( sent directly by your institutions to the UF Office of Admissions –if mailed by you, the transcripts must be in an unopened envelope sealed by the institution)
    • International Applicants are required to submit an official copy in the native language or each transcript, mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each institution attended, as well as a certified, literal (exact) English translation for documents that are not originally issued in English.
  • Official GRE scores (sent directly by the testing service to UF
    • International students will need to send their official English Proficiency test scores
      • TOEFL (sent by the testing service to school code 5812)


    • IELTS (mailed to the UF Office of Admissions)

University of Florida Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32627-2946

If you have a bachelors degree in architecture or interior design, please forward a PDF portfolio for review to directly or using WeTransfer.

  • A portfolio that demonstrates an overview of the candidate’s design skills and experience.
  • We do not require a specific number of projects or a certain format for the portfolio.


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