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.

Areas of graduate study and research in Interior Design (ID) include:

  • Commercial design
  • Creativity
  • Cultural/global design
  • Healthcare facilities design
  • Sense of place/sense of self
  • Sustainable design
  • Universal design

Effective Spring 2010

Department Core
DM 501Research and Theory-Design and Merchandising3
DM 551Research Methods3
Specialized research/data analysis methods course 13
Content Coursework
Select a minimum of 15 credits from AM, DM, INTD prefixes 215
Out-of-department Course 33
DM 698Research3
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits  are required to complete this program. 


Select a minimum of one course with approval of graduate committee.


Select courses with advisor approval.


A minimum of 3 credits taken outside the department in addition to the specialized research/data analysis course(s), with advisor approval.