48 months
15662 USD/year
13426 USD/year
8950 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A professional interior designer is one who is qualified by education, examination, and experience to identify, research and creatively solve problems relative to the function and quality of people's interior environments. The Interior Design program at North Dakota State University leads to a first professional degree.


The Program

The Department of Apparel, Design, and Hospitality Management offers an accredited undergraduate degree program in interior design. The first two years of the Interior Design program at North Dakota State University introduce the fundamentals of design, visual and technical communication techniques (including drafting, perspective drawing, model building, rendering, computer aided design), and theoretical and practical applications (including anthropometrics, ergonomics, inclusive design, interior design technology and color theory). Each student becomes aware that the interior design profession is exceedingly complex, and collaborating with design professionals and related disciplines in a team approach to problem solving is routine practice.

Beginning their first year through their final semester, students interact with professionals during industry tours, critiques, and guest speaking events providing a direct connection to the interior design profession. Upper-division course work is focused on a series of integrated studio experiences and supporting courses including history, evidence based design, interior materials, professional practice, building information modeling and interior systems. The studio experience culminates in a senior capstone project. Studio experiences require that each student be exposed to a variety of projects at several different levels of complexity and different client project goals.

Career Opportunities

Three main career paths typically chosen by the design professional include residential, commercial and specialized design. Residential design includes kitchen and bath design, renovation for physically challenged, model homes or historical restoration. Commercial design includes corporate and executive offices, healthcare, retail facilities, institutional transportation, and hospitality and entertainment venues. Other areas of specialty design include lighting, codes, adaptive reuse, product design or product representation.


The interior design program at NDSU is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Manual Drafting
  • Visual Communicaton
  • Residential Systems
  • History of Interiors
  • Commercial Lighting Design and Building Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


122 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission, all applicants should have an educational background in the core curriculum of laboratory science, mathematics, social science, and English
  • A secondary or high school grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent in core subjects is recommended
  • The application for admission. A nonrefundable application fee will be collected through your online application upon submission
  • Request that official transcripts be sent directly from your institution to NDSU. If records are not in English, be sure to include a certified English translation
  • Your English test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15662 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7831 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    13426 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6713 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4475 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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