Graduate Degree Offerings and Concentrations

Rhode Island School of Design offers graduate degrees at the Masters Degree level, including the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Architecture (M.ARCH), Master of Industrial Design (MID) Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Master of Design in Interior Studies (MDes) Master of Arts in Interior Architecture (MA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Master of Arts in Art + Design Education (MA).

RISD’s Theory and History of Art and Design department offers the opportunity to enhance advanced degree studies with a graduate concentration in this area. This concentration is described in the Concentrations section. Additionally, RISD’s Teaching + Learning in Art + Design department offers a certificate in Collegiate Teaching in Art & Design for students interested in developing a reflective teaching practice. More information is available on the department’s page.

Students are governed by college-wide and departmental graduation policies in place and published when they enter RISD. Readmitted students who have been away from RISD for four years or more will be required to satisfy graduation requirements that are in effect at the time of their readmission.

For specific requirement details see Graduation Requirements for Graduate Students for Graduate students as well the academic department.