The M.S. in Design and Merchandising offers the opportunity for students to critically explore how apparel products are designed and developed, distributed, and merchandised as well as the ways in which consumers interact with and use those products in various historic and cultural contexts. Emphasis is placed upon fostering cultural awareness and a commitment to social responsibility. The Plan A emphasizes the development of content knowledge and research skills through the completion of an original research study, preparing graduates well for doctoral level work or for industry positions requiring critical thinking and analytical abilities and/or depth of knowledge in the field.
Areas of graduate study and research in Apparel and Merchandising (AM) include:
- Apparel Design and Production
- Consumer Behavior
- Historic Costume and Textiles
- Product Development
- Social-Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Dress and Appearance
- Textile Science
Effective Fall 2001
|DM 501||Research and Theory-Design and Merchandising||3|
|DM 551||Research Methods||3|
|Specialized research/data analysis methods 1||3|
|Out-of-department Course 2||3|
|Select a minimum of 12 credits 3||12|
|Program Total Credits:||30|
A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.
Select a minimum of one course from department list with approval of advisor.
Select an out-of-department course at the 500-level with approval of advisor.
Select 500-level courses from the AM, DM, or INTD subject codes with approval of advisor.