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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, 2019…

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

A look at the students…

150 Students (enrolled fall 2019)
23 Undergraduate degrees awarded (2018-2019)
59 National, international, and regional student awards (2018-2019)
100% Internship placement rate for students graduating in August 2019
100% Employment rate for students who graduated in August 2019
n/a Acceptance rate for graduates applying to graduate school (August 2019)
80% Student acceptance rate for Portfolio Review in 2019
52% Rate of students graduating in August 2019 who completed degree in 4 years
50% Rate of students enrolled in the 2019 spring semester who returned for the 2019 fall semester

2019 Internships…

IDA Nashville, TN
Pryor and Morrow Columbus, MS
Dale & Associates Jackson, MS
Hendrick Atlanta, GA
Ware Malcomb San Diego, CA
Live Design Birmingham, AL
Black Dog Studio Atlanta, GA
Gensler Dallas, TX
Studio 121 Nashville, TN
Callison/RTKL Dallas, TX
DeKalbOffice Atlanta, GA
HGTV Home Town Laurel, MS
Moxie Design Studio Truckee, CA
Hirsh Bedner Associates Atlanta, GA
Cooke, Douglas, Farr, Lemons Jackson, MS
Ingalls Gulfport, MS
HGB Design Memphis, TN
US Corps of Engineering (2) Huntsville, AL
Blur Workshop Atlanta, GA
Elicus Manfredi Boston, MA
Dean & Dean Jackson, MS