The M.S. in Design and Merchandising, Interior Design Specialization offers the opportunity for you to explore creativity, sustainability, and health and wellness within the context of interior design. Whether you are seeking greater depth and the research skills to engage in evidence-based design or planning to return to practice with terminal degree credentials enabling you to teach, our program can change your career. The Plan A emphasizes the development of content knowledge and research skills through the completion of an original research study, preparing graduates well for doctoral level work or for industry positions requiring critical thinking and analytical abilities and/or depth of knowledge in the field.
Areas of graduate study and research in Interior Design (ID) include:
- Commercial design
- Cultural/global design
- Healthcare facilities design
- Sense of place/sense of self
- Sustainable design
- Universal design
|DM 501||Research and Theory-Design and Merchandising||3|
|DM 551||Research Methods||3|
|Specialized research/data analysis methods 1||3|
|Out-of-department Course 2||3|
|Select a minimum of 12 credits 3||12|
|Program Total Credits:||30|
A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.
Select a minimum of one course from department list with approval of advisor.
Select an out-of-department course at the 500-level with approval of advisor.
Select 500-level courses from the AM, DM, or INTD subject codes with approval of advisor.