Design, Housing & Merchandising: Interior Design, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Research Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

DHM Core
DHM 5001Orientation to Graduate Studies in Design, Housing and Merchandising1
DHM 5013Research Developments in Design, Housing and Merchandising3
DHM 5112Research Planning and Proposal Writing2
Hours Subtotal6
Other Requirements (Non-Core)
DHM 5000Master's Thesis6
DHM 5003Theoretical Perspectives for Design, Housing and Merchandising3
DHM 5113Theories of Creative Process in Design and Merchandising3
DHM 5343Constructed Environment and Human Behavior3
DHM 5353Graduate Interior Design Studio3
STAT 5013Statistics for Experimenters I3
Hours Subtotal21
Electives
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Product Design, Production and Promotional Strategies for Apparel and Interior Design Industries
Design Evaluation
DHM 5463
Career Internship
Advanced Computer-Aided Design for Interior Design 1
Or appropriate related course from outside of DHM (note: interdisciplinary courses such as gerontology, hospitality, merchandising, etc. are encouraged).
Hours Subtotal3
Total Hours30

Design Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

DHM Core
DHM 5001Orientation to Graduate Studies in Design, Housing and Merchandising1
DHM 5013Research Developments in Design, Housing and Merchandising3
DHM 5112Research Planning and Proposal Writing2
Hours Subtotal6
Other Requirements (Non-Core)
DHM 5000Master's Thesis6
DHM 5113Theories of Creative Process in Design and Merchandising3
DHM 5233Design Evaluation3
DHM 5343Constructed Environment and Human Behavior3
DHM 5353Graduate Interior Design Studio3
Hours Subtotal18
Electives
Choose 6 hours from the following:6
Sustainable Design for Apparel and Interiors 1
Theoretical Perspectives for Design, Housing and Merchandising
Product Design, Production and Promotional Strategies for Apparel and Interior Design Industries
DHM 5463
Career Internship
Statistics for Experimenters I
Or appropriate related course from outside of DHM (note: interdisciplinary courses such as gerontology, hospitality, merchandising, etc. are encouraged).
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level