About this Program

The mission of the Interior Design Programs (undergraduate and graduate) at Eastern Michigan University is academic preparation of students to enable them to solve problems related to the function, health/safety/wellbeing, and quality of interior environments.

The programs promote design research, critical thinking, and creativity in design decisions applied to all interior spaces, components, and elements encompassed in the built environment. These decisions reflect consideration for social welfare, cultural implications, global and economic elements.

The curriculum blends theory and technical skills, with a sensitivity to environmentally responsible/sustainable design issues and consideration for the needs of all users regardless of age, physical stature, or disability status.

Graduates are well prepared to enter the work place with a skill set that allows them to thrive professionally and work collaboratively in both the commercial and residential areas of the profession.

The program has been continuously accredited since the 1980's.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The College of Engineering & Technology offers a doctoral program of study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.). Individuals with a master degree and at least one degree in interior design who want to teach at the college level are eligible to apply to the doctoral program. Coursework for the focus in interior design education includes classes in interior design, technology, and education.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Shiming Shyu, LEED AP ([email protected]) if you have questions or if he can be of assistance.

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  • Number of credits: 36

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Dr. Deb de Laski-Smith
Professor and Program Coordinator of Interior Design
206 Roosevelt Hall
734.487.8254 | [email protected]

  • Call: 734.487.0354
  • Office: 206 Roosevelt, Ypsilanti, MI 48197