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 B emphasizes the development of content knowledge and critical thinking skills through the completion of a project, preparing graduates well for industry positions requiring higher-order 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
Learn more about the M.S. in Design and Merchandising, Interior Design Specialization on the Department of Design and Merchandising website.
Effective Spring 2010
|DM 501||Research and Theory-Design and Merchandising||3|
|DM 551||Research Methods||3|
|Specialized research/data analysis methods course 1||3|
|Select a minimum of 15 credits from AM, DM, INTD prefixes 2||15|
|Out-of-department Course 3||3|
|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.