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Interior Design

Students working toward an interior design degree sit at a table surrounded by colorful interior design materials.

Interested in an interior design degree?

Interior design incorporates the functionality and aesthetics of indoor spaces. Interior designers understand the relationship between human beings and the complex microenvironments that they use.

Students pursuing an interior design degree gain knowledge in programming, design analysis, space planning, interior construction, building codes, materials, furnishings and equipment. Reading blueprints, understanding building and fire codes, and making space accessible for all are important aspects for designers as they work with architects, electricians and building contractors.

MSU’s interior design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.


Good design can boost productivity, increase sales, attract clients, foster creativity, provide a relaxing hospital stay or even increase the market value of a building. Almost every built interior environment — including healthcare settings, schools, offices and homes — is planned by an interior designer. Graduates with an interior design degree learn to make spaces a priority.

Alumni work at: 

  • Anderson Miller Ltd.
  • BAM Architecture Studio
  • Facility Matrix Group
  • Klingman's Fine Furnishing
  • Kraemer Design Group
  • Trip Haenisch & Associates
  • WorkSquared

Alumni work as: 

  • Computer-aided designers
  • Design assistants
  • Interior designers
  • Project coordinators

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