• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
During this Interior Design program from Kansas State University you will learn to use a balance of analytical and creative skills in combination with a broad range of technical knowledge to shape interior environments that satisfy the functional, spatial and aesthetic requirements of a wide range of end users in all building types
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Students in the Interior Design program from Kansas State University take courses in human behavior in the designed environment, interior design, visual communications, building construction, building systems, history of interior design, basic and advanced computer applications, construction documentation, and professional practice. Areas of focused study available to majors are diverse and include lighting, design for special needs, historic preservation and sustainable design.

Ultimately, professional interior designers identify, research and creatively solve problems related to the function of interior environments in order to enhance quality of life while protecting public health, safety, and welfare.

Interior designers frequently work in integrated design services teams with other design professionals.  Interior designers provide pre-design services such as evaluation of prospective tenant lease space, feasibility studies and programming, which is the development of a program of space needs with descriptions of environmental qualities to guide design decisions.

What will I study?

The interior design program is a studio-based curriculum specifically structured to integrate learning with related professional courses taken sequentially and concurrently. Students learn how the interior design body of knowledge is developed through research, and how to create spaces that support how we work and live today and tomorrow.

Eight interior design studios are taken sequentially within the four-year program.  Students begin with design fundamentals and progress through more complex learning. 

Employment Prospects

K-State interior design graduates are frequently employed at a variety of architectural and interior design firms. Many work in multidisciplinary offices that utilize a variety of professionals on the planning and design teams. 

Other common career paths include positions with systems dealerships or other product manufacturers to the architectural and interior design community, serving as a specification specialists and project managers. Some graduates take their design careers toward specialized areas such as facilities planning, historic preservation, lighting, custom airplane interiors and residential design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design and Behavior in the Interior Environment 
  • Interior Design Studio
  • Construction Methods and Materials for Interior Design 
  • History of Interior Design 
  • Textiles for Interior Design 
  • Computer-Aided Visual Communication in Interior Design 
  • Environmental Systems for Interior Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Admission to the interior design program is selective and competitive. Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic performance and enrollment capacity.
  • High school curriculum from an accredited secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    841 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 841 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    841 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 841 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    312 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 312 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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