The doctoral program in interior architecture is open to students holding a master’s degree in interior architecture or in a related discipline. The goal is to train expert interior architects equally adept at design, theory, and research. All doctorate classes are available for master’s and doctoral students. However, for some of the classes, the professor teaching the class may require pre-requisite class credits or equivalent background as a way to limit class accessibility. Doctoral candidates must complete a total of 36 credits and in at least four semesters. They may enroll between six to nine credits each semester. To earn a master’s or a doctoral degree, students are required to complete their coursework, fulfill qualification requirements for thesis/dissertation as specified by the school, and submit their thesis/dissertation which will be subject to review.