The Department of Design and Merchandising does not offer a doctoral degree. However, the Master of Science degree offered in the department provides a solid foundation for doctoral study, and many of the students who complete the M.S. degree do pursue doctoral-level work.
Yes. Please see Financial Assistance. For additional funding opportunities, please visit the Graduate School website.
For information about course fees, please visit the Student Financial Services website here.
Information about the academic calendar can be found here.
The Department requires domestic students who have fewer than five years of relevant professional/industry experience AND a cumulative undergraduate GPA of below 3.5 to submit GRE scores. Click here for more detailed information. All international applicants are required to submit GRE scores. The Department of Design and Merchandising does not require a certain score on the GRE. GRE scores are, however, factored into the admission decision.
International students are required to submit TOEFL scores. The minimum scores required for admission to the Graduate School at Colorado State University are 550 (written version of the test), 213 (computer version of the test), and 80 (online version of the test).
International applicants should:
Most courses are offered during daytime hours and on-campus. However, the department may offer some evening and online courses during certain semesters and/or summer session.
A transfer evaluation is conducted to evaluate how a student's previous coursework can count toward the degree requirements of the Department. Only six credits may be applied to the Design and Merchandising Master's degree.
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