Boston Area Endicott College President Richard E. Wylie is pleased to announce three new graduate programs, Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design, and Master of Arts in Interior Design. The programs were recently approved by the Board of Higher Education of Massachusetts and are included in the institution’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Master of Arts in Interior Design is a 37 credit program designed for interior and architectural design professionals working within the profession, who seek to acquire advanced expertise in design research, analysis, design and construction of complex interior environments. The Master of Arts curriculum also incorporates a sequence of courses and research forums examining Design Firm Management and project delivery.
The Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design is a 64 credit program designed for interior and architectural design professionals who are seeking to acquire advanced expertise in design research, analysis, design and construction of complex interior environments. The Master of Fine Arts curriculum includes three education practicums allowing the graduate student to acquire expertise in design education through both teacher assistantships and focused seminars. The MFA is widely accepted as the terminal degree in Academia and the Interior Design Profession.
On making the announcement, President Wylie notes “Endicott’s MFA in Interior Design is the only one to be offered in Massachusetts.”
These three Master’s degree programs are the latest addition to the offerings of the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Other graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Information Technology, Master of Education in Arts and Learning, teacher licensure programs in Special Needs, Severe Special Needs, Reading and Literacy, and Elementary Education. Also Organizational Management and Athletic Administration are available. Online graduate programs are offered in Montessori Education and Integrative Education.
Associate and Bachelor’s degree completion programs for adults are offered with majors in Psychology, Business Administration and Integrative Studies. Special programs are available for Endicott alumni earning Bachelor degrees.
Programs are offered at the beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art William and Tia Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at the Beverly campus as well as corporate sites, and off-campus sites in Massachusetts and internationally.
The Graduate School also sponsors the Center for Leadership that has professional development seminars for educators and corporate employees. Online courses are also developed and overseen in the Graduate School.
There are 2,000 students enrolled in Graduate School programs. Applications are being accepted now. The programs are expected to begin Fall 2010.
For information please go to the Graduate School web site, www.endicott.edu/gps or call 978-232-2199.