What will I learn?

At CMU, you’ll learn to create and reinvent better home interiors and workspaces by relating interior design to society and architecture. CMU’s interior design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. You’ll benefit from strong ties to working alumni and a robust internship program. Your degree qualifies you for many industry jobs, including project manager, design manager or consultant, facilities management consultant, kitchen or bath planner, merchandise manager, or set designer.​​

The Interior Design Program involves the detailed design of interiors, drawing on diverse knowledge from various disciplines emphasizing an integrated approach that relates interior design to society and architecture. Students are prepared to excel in a wide range of careers including commercial, residential, healthcare, and related areas. A sequence of creative design studios is supported by both theoretical and technical courses and students learn both traditional and digital visual presentation formats.

The Interior Design program at Central Michigan University (CMU) uses computers extensively. The continuing and rapid advance of technology drives frequent upgrades or replacements of the software and hardware.

Mission Statement

The Interior Design program at CMU emphasizes a holistic approach that balances the specific requirements needed for practicing within the interior design profession and the broader aspects of human environmental relations.

What Can I do With a Degree in Interior Design?

  • Residential Interior Designer
  • Space Planner
  • Sales Representative
  • Project Manager
  • Kitchen and Bath Designer
  • CAD Trainer/Operator
  • Color and Design Consultant
  • Commercial Interior Designer
  • Facilities ​Management Consultant
  • Institutional Interior Designer
  • Showroom Manager
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • AutoCAD Dra
  • Lighting Consultant
  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Set Designer
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Interior Design Reporter/Editor
  • Construction Administration Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator for Modular/Manufactured Homes
  • Antiques Specialist

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,936.00 per year
Lower Level Tuition (less than 56 credits): USD $18,936 Per Year (24 credits); Upper Level Tuition (56 credits or more): USD $19,560 Per Year (24 credits)
Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

10 January 2022, 29 August 2022


Central Michigan University

1200 S Franklin St,



48859, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have attended all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

For international students

Students are required to complete all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

They must demonstrate a proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (minimum score of 550 PBT, 213 CBT, or 79 IBT)
  • International English Language Testing System (minimum score of 6.5)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score of 77)
  • Pearson Test of English (minimum score of 53)
  • ELS Language Center Program: Completion of Level 112

Students competing in intercollegiate athletics must submit a qualifying ACT or SAT score to meet NCAA eligibility requirements. Apply by May 15 if you are beginning classes in the fall semester. Apply by October 1 to begin classes in the spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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