New Interior Architecture Graduate Students: Fall

COVID-19 special Notes:

The information contained on the page below was developed before the sudden upheaval caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic. The situation continues to evolve more rapidly than we can update this information. Many campus entities are maintaining official pages with COVID-19 updates and where possible we will refer to these pages.

Graduate Academic Advising:

With classes transitioning to remote platforms for the duration of spring term in observance of COVID-19 precautions, the success of our School of Architecture and Environment community is our main priority. Though we will not be holding in-person advising appointments, we are working outside of the office Monday–Friday to continue to advise and assist students through Virtual appointments. To make an appointment or contact us with questions, Email

The Office of Academic Advising is maintaining resource pages with the most up to date information on University response and policy changes with regard to COVID-19:

The graduate school is maintaining a page with the latest details for Graduate school policy and operations changes here:


Fall terms: It has yet to be determined if classes will be held in person or remotely. The School of Architecture and Environment will adhere to the University of Oregon decisions.

Please refer to this page for the latest updates:

We are excited that you will be joining our community! The next steps for you are:

  1. You are invited to Grad Day
  2. Submit the Graduate Admission Decision Form (accept or decline) and Pay the Program Deposit by April 15
  3. If you have not done so already, finish your admissions application by submitting any missing graduate materials you may have been informed about from the UO Graduate School
  4. New Graduate Student checklist
  5. International students: Getting Started
  6. One Stop Graduate Student Resources
  7. Current student website | School of Architecture & Environment

Don’t forget to join your Facebook group for Master of Interior Architecture students and take a virtual tour!

Graduate Funding


Starting in early May, you will receive a 10+ week orientation email series from Student Services ( who will walk you through much of what you need to know and do to get started at the UO. For immediate questions, please contact a member of our recruiting team at (541.346.1740).

School of Architecture & Environment (SAE) Mandatory Orientation:

Day/Date/Time are to be determined (Typically held during the week before the start of classes)

UO Orientations:

Registration, Schedule of Classes, Academic Calendars

Your UO ID number and PAC notification should have been sent to you from the UO Admissions office a few weeks after you submitted your UO Graduate Application. If you didn’t receive this notification, please contact UO Admissions at

If you have received your UO ID number and PAC (personal access code) notification from UO Admissions, you need to claim your Duck ID, wait for an email from to pre-authorize you into studio and register for courses as noted below via DuckWeb.

M.IArc Track II – Fall Term Registration

-M.IArc Track II Eugene students will be sent an email to preference for IARC 584.

For additional classes, you will receive a two year plan as part of the email orientation series.

Questions about registration needs to be directed to

-M.S. Interior Architecture – Fall Term Registration

M.S. Interior Architecture Admits: Please work with your faculty advisor to develop a study plan.

Questions about M.S. IARC registration needs to be directed to your faculty advisor.

Transcript Evaluation & Advising

Transcript evaluations will be completed after a student has officially accepted our offer of admission and paid their deposit. The results of the transfer evaluations and a two year study plan will be sent during the Orientation email series. After receiving this plan you may schedule an appointment with an advisor to review the course content together and discuss the exact courses that you should take.

Track II applicants who are offered admission to the Portland campus will have a transcript review completed by the end of August. Portland Campus students will be notified directly if the Eugene campus is a more appropriate campus location to start their program.

After your initial transcript evaluation, you may appeal for additional course waivers for required courses based on previous  academic coursework. Waivers will be considered based on academic work only – professional or personal experience will not qualify for course waivers. Academic work must be equivalent (or greater) in credit hours to the course being waived and the student must have a B- or better in the course.  Any course waivers toward degree requirements are provisionally granted and are open to review for the first year and will not become a permanent part of your record until the following summer. Course waivers do not reduce the number of credits required for your degree (87 credits for MIarc Track 2).

To petition for additional course waivers please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.

College of Design Student Services

The College of Design Student Services office offers general education advising, career services, job and internship assistance, scholarship information, and referrals to student groups so that you can explore, engage, and connect through classes, internships, and events.

Housing Options

Hardware and Software Requirements

  • All students in the Department of Interior Architecture are required to have a personal computer. The most current specifications are available on the College of Design Technology Services website.
  • Please pay close attention to the mandatory hardware and software requirements. Aside from the computer requirement, there is a listing of specific software.