M.Sc. On Campus

Design and Merchandising - Interior Design

12 months
31766 USD/year
15568 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Design and Merchandising - Interior Design at Colorado State University 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. Take a moment to browse research topics from our recent graduates.


Opportunities, after you complete your M.S. in Design and Merchandising - Interior Design at Colorado State University, include:

  • Teaching in higher education
  • Practicing as a research practitioner
  • Practicing in a specialty market segment such as commercial, residential, healthcare, lighting, graphic, and/or industrial design
  • Working in exhibition design or museum collections
  • Pursuing a doctoral degree: Although the master’s degree is and remains the terminal degree for the interior design profession, the doctoral degree is now required by over 30 percent of interior design programs in institutions of higher education.

Programme Structure

Major areas of specialization for graduate study and research in Interior Design include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • An Updated Resume
  • Interior Design Portfolio
  • Apparel and Merchandising Portfolio
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Requirements
  • Graduate Teaching or Research Assistantship Optional Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31766 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15568 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15568 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Fort Collins

1210 - 1800 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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