About the Department of Architectural Studies
Welcome! It is a pleasure to invite you to explore the many experiences and opportunities we offer. The Department of Architectural Studies is housed in the College of Human Environmental Sciences and has a long and healthy history in educating outstanding designers. Ratings in DesignIntelligence include having one of the top ten interior design programs in the nation, two faculty being honored as "most admired educators", and our "most admired graduate interior design program…cited for its distance education program and the number of alumni who are in well-placed academic positions."
We are proud of our bright and engaged students and look forward to nurturing many more.
Ruth Brent Tofle,
Professor and Chair
Dr. Ruth Brent Tofle
"The quality and reputation of the undergraduate Interior Design program at the University of Missouri is one of the premier professional programs in the United States… In addition, (it is) one of the only few select institutions in the world to offer a PhD..."
Quotes from an external program review panel.