Master of Science (MS) in Design and Merchandising

Overview

The Department of Design and Merchandising is well known for its commitment to social responsibility and sustainability, its infusion of current technologies, and research based design. This program emphasizes the development of research skills needed to address problems in the apparel and merchandising and interior design disciplines.

Master of Science (MS) in Design and Merchandising

Areas of Study

  • Apparel and Merchandising
  • Apparel and textile design
  • Apparel production
  • Computer aided design/multimedia
  • Computer applications in merchandising
  • Consumer behavior
  • Design for special groups
  • Design process and theory
  • Global and cross-cultural perspectives
  • Historic costume and textiles
  • Historical interiors and decorative arts
  • Housing
  • Interior Design
  • Interior design education
  • Merchandising
  • Product development
  • Small business development
  • Social, psychological, and cultural aspects of dress/appearance
  • Textile science
  • Visual merchandising

Next Steps

Requirements

Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

Applications considered on a rolling basis through the academic year. For assistantship consideration –

  • Fall – March 1*
  • Spring –¬†October 15

*Interior Design Specialization only accepts students for fall term.