4+1 and 1+1 Program Information

4+1 B.S. in Interior Design and M.S. in Sustainable Design

The Interior Design and Sustainable Design departments have teamed up to create an accelerated option for obtaining the two degrees in just five years, in lieu of the standard six years.  This is a natural partnership between two allied disciplines in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment and an exciting opportunity to build a valuable and unique educational resume and obtain an advanced degree.

With guided course selection at the undergraduate level, students can obtain advanced standing in the graduate program, which allows them to complete the M.S. in Sustainable Design degree in just one year allowing students to save on tuition.

Our award-winning undergraduate Interior Design Program has been teaching the principals of sustainable design for over 15 years and our graduate Sustainable Design Program was one of the first of its kind in the U.S.  Students who complete these two programs are uniquely qualified to serve as leaders in the design industry and the rapidly evolving global economy, which needs designers with expertise in the design of sustainable interior environments.

Contact Lauren Baumbach at BaumbachL@PhilaU.edu for more information.

1+1 M.S. in Sustainable Design and  M.S. in Construction Management

This is a unique full-time, accelerated option for students with a passion for both sustainable design and construction practices. Rather than completing both graduate curricula separately and obtaining the degrees independently, this option allows students to better capitalize on the synergies between the two disciplines and increase their competitive edge while reducing tuition cost and time.

This 1+1 degree option provides a means for students to fully explore both disciplines in as little as two years resulting in the award of both degrees. The total number of credits required to earn both degrees is reduced from 70 to 63.

Contact Rob Fleming at FlemingR@PhilaU.edu for more information.