Design and Merchandising (M.S.) – Interior Design Specialization


The master’s in design and merchandising with a specialization in interior design has a focus on creativity, sustainability, and health and wellness. You will have the opportunity to research and learn about commercial design, cultural/global design, healthcare facilities design, and universal design all while focusing on person-environment relationships and a sense of place. The program is suitable both for designers and architects who want to teach or become research practitioners, as well as those who want to advance their undergraduate degree as a practitioner in the field.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Design and Merchandising – Interior Design Specialization

Areas of Study

  • Design process and theory
  • Historical interiors and decorative arts
  • Housing
  • Interior Design
  • Interior design education

Next Steps

Western Regional Graduate Program

As an eligible resident of a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member state or territory, you may be admitted to the on-campus format of this program, yet pay resident tuition rates. Only on-campus formats are WRGP eligible. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


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

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid