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OSU's interior design degree receives renewed accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Media Contact: Katie Lacey | Communications Specialist | 405-744-9347 |

Oklahoma State University’s interior design degree has received renewed accreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) through 2027.

OSU has been continuously accredited since 1984 and was one of the very first programs to earn accreditation. 

“CIDA accreditation is the gold standard for interior designers in the industry as it assures a level of learning which is rigorous and applicable to the profession. Having the accreditation helps our students become sought-after professionals once they graduate because of their education and expertise of the built environment,” said Lynn Boorady, department head of Design, Housing and Merchandising.

The Bachelor of Science in Design, Housing and Merchandising — with an option in interior designprepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. With CIDA accreditation, OSU graduates meet the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCDIQ Exam). 

With an in-depth look at facilities, curriculum and student work, the accreditation process  evaluates the program based on knowledge and application in areas such as global context, business practices, professionalism, design process, construction, regulations and more.

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