The interior design focus provides a broad general education that helps prepare for living and working as a design professional. Interior design is an integrated process applicable to both residential and commercial environments. It includes the designing and planning of space for commercial, industrial and residential areas. The in-depth look at the active, creative processes of programming and space planning can refer to residences, corporations, and other specialized public spaces.


Students pursuing the MSHS complete the 18-hour MSHS core, which includes:


  • HMS 500: Philosophy of Human Sciences

  • HMS 501: Service Management in the Human Sciences

  • HMS 502: Employee Development Issues in Human Sciences

  • HMS 540: Consumer Problems

  • SOC 550: Social Statistics

  • SOC 551: Sociological Inquiry


Additional courses available to students pursuing the MSHS with an interior design emphasis include:


  • HMS 516: Advanced Lighting

  • HMS 508: Sustainability

  • HMS 514: Interior Design Studio I

  • HMS 520: Advanced Practicum

  • HMS 560: Housing and Furnishing



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Master of Science in Human Sciences

Interior Design Emphasis


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