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Interior Design Accreditation

Interior Design Accreditation

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation,, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Science degree in interior design granted by Mississippi State University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit:

By the Numbers

A look at the faculty, 2018…

9 Faculty
4 Tenured/tenure-track faculty
15 National, international and regional peer-reviewed conference presentations/proceedings, invited presentations

A look at the students…

145 Students (enrolled fall 2018)
22 Undergraduate degrees awarded (2017-2018)
25 National, international, and regional student awards (2017-2018)
100% Internship placement rate for students graduating in August 2018
91% Employment rate for students who graduated in August 2018
n/a Acceptance rate for graduates applying to graduate school (August 2018)
90% Student acceptance rate for Portfolio Review in 2018
30% Rate of students graduating in August 2018 who completed degree in 4 years
100% Rate of students enrolled in the 2018 spring semester who returned for the 2018 fall semester

2018 Internships…

Feltus Hawkins Design Nashville, TN
KPS Birmingham, AL
Gensler Dallas, TX
Crump Firm Memphis, TN
RD Jones Washington, DC
Looney Associates Dallas, TX
HBA Atlanta, GA
Live Design Group Birmingham, AL
Eley Guild Hardy Architects Gulfport, MS
Wyndham Orlando, FL
Gensler Houston, TX
CallisonRTKL Dallas, TX
Williams Blackstock Birmingham, AL
HBG Memphis, TN
Spaces Group Memphis, TN
Interiors Studio/Foley Designs Atlanta, GA
Ai Corporate Interiors Birmingham, AL
Keaton Dallas, TX
Guest House Design Group Charleston, SC
GMK Columbia, SC
Studio 11 Dallas, TX
Dean and Dean Jackson, MS
Little Orlando, FL