12 months
31766 USD/year
31766 USD/year
15568 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Design and Merchandising programme offered by Colorado State University focuses on creatively solving problems on sustainability, health and wellness, and social responsibility.


You can choose to focus your studies on one of our two specializations: Apparel and Merchandising or Interior Design. You will enjoy the luxury of small class sizes and focused mentoring from faculty. Our graduate student of the Design and Merchandising programme offered by Colorado State University  population ranges from 20-40 students.


  • Apparel and Merchandising: Focus on scientific discovery and creative scholarship in the fields of apparel design and production, consumer behavior, historic costume and textiles, merchandising, product development, social-psychological and cultural aspects of dress, and textile science supporting well-being.
  • Interior Design: Focus on design research, person-environment relationships, and evidence-based design scholarship for interior architecture environments to support user health and wellness and environmental sustainability.

Programme Structure

We offer two specializations that fall under our master’s program:

  •  Apparel and Merchandising

  • Interior 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®

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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

    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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