Oklahoma State University
College of Human Environmental Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising

The Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising integrates math, science, design and technology to enable our graduates to be successful in interior design, apparel design and production, retail merchandising, facility management and related fields. In addition to innovative and creative problem solving in the classroom, our students participate in experiential learning opportunities such as internships with industry, national and international study, student expositions, and cutting-edge research. 

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Solving human problems…enhancing human lives


Emily Roberts receives DaVinci Institute Fellowship
College of Human Sciences faculty member Emily Roberts will receive one of five DaVinci Fellowships from the Oklahoma DaVinci Institute on Friday, March 31.

Roberts is an assistant professor of interior design in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising t where her research focus is in environmental gerontology - the study of the person-environment fit between older adults and the physical environment.

The Mixed Reality Lab in the OSU College of Human Sciences is a one-of-a kind lab that provides students in the Design, Housing and Merchandising program cutting edge technology to help make them better designers.
DHM students earn prestigious scholarships in national competition

In January 2017, four College of Human Sciences’ design, housing and merchandising students received the experience of a lifetime when they were chosen to each receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Fashion Scholarship Fund. Merchandising students Natalie Berg, junior, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Jessica Hoover, junior, Stillwater, Oklahoma; Lauren Walker, sophomore, Fort Smith, Arkansas; and apparel design and production senior Sierra Winrow, Oklahoma City, were honored with 225 other scholarship recipients at the Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The four are among 17 DHM students who have won 19 FSF scholarships in the past five years.