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Oklahoma State University

Graduate Program

Graduate Program

M.S. IN DESIGN, HOUSING AND MERCHANDISING

Design, housing and merchandising offers resident graduate work leading to a Master of Science in design, housing and merchandising. The M.S. degree is designed to prepare individuals for careers in business, industry, Extension, and post-secondary or college teaching. The master's program provides industry-based curricula taught by nationally recognized faculty in fully-equipped design studios and classrooms. DHM offers three areas for graduate study:

Apparel design and production

  • Research or design thesis 

Interior design

  • Research or design thesis
  • Interior design option is accredited by the Council for Interior Design and Accreditation (CIDA)

Merchandising

  • Resident
    • Research thesis
  • Online  
    • Online retail merchandising leadership program through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA)
    • Ten required courses plus six credit-hours of practicum, thesis, or elective credits
    • Please see OSU's GPIDEA webpage for more information

For more information contact

Dr. Gina Peek 
gina.peek@okstate.edu
405-744-9521

For more details on these plans, please see:

Please refer to the DHM Graduate Handbook for more information about thesis requirements.