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Admission Requirements and How to Apply

Master's Degree: Interior Design Option

You must complete the following steps to apply to our program:

1. Apply to the Graduate School. You may apply for admission online via the Ball State Graduate School.

2. Apply and meet requirements of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Send all of the following materials to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, 150 Applied Technology Building, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 USA:

Priority deadlines are:

  • Fall semester—July 1
  • Spring semester—December 1
  • Summer semester—April 1

    Application—Print and complete an application to the program.

    Letter of Intent—This letter should discuss the topics listed on the application under "Statement of Purpose." Please provide us with nine credit hours of potential electives that support your objectives. Ball State offers a number of online graduate courses although these electives may be taken at any accredited institution (regional accreditation).

    Resume—Provide a complete, up-to-date resume.

    Portfolio—Your portfolio can include works from undergraduate studies and professional projects. Portfolio size may not exceed 8½ x 11 inches. Portfolios may also be submitted digitally as CDs or DVDs. You are not required to submit a portfolio if your undergraduate degree is not in the design field and you are applying for the 80 credit hours option.

    Recommendations—Two letters of recommendation, which can be from employers or professors from your undergraduate degree program.    

    3. If you are an international student, you must meet the requirements for international admission. You will need to work through Ball State's Rinker Center for International Programs, which assists all international students in gaining admission to online and on-campus degree programs. Please note that the requirements for online admission are differentfor instance, you are not required to have proof of financial support if you are not planning to take courses on the Ball State campus. International students should apply to the Rinker Center before applying to the Graduate School.

    If you have any questions about this process, contact Scott Hall or Reza Ahmadi.

    Next Steps

    Online and Distance Education
    David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
    Ball State University
    Muncie, IN 47306

    Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
    Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
    Fax: 765-285-7161
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