Areas of graduate study and research in Apparel and Merchandising (AM) include:

  • Apparel Design and Production
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Historic Costume and Textiles
  • Merchandising
  • Product Development
  • Social-Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Dress and Appearance
  • Textile Science

Effective Summer 2008

Department Core
DM 501Research and Theory-Design and Merchandising3
DM 551Research Methods3
Specialized research/data analysis methods 13
Content Coursework
Select courses from AM, DM, or INTD subject codes 215
DM 698Research3
At least 3 credits in out-of-department courses 3
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program. 


Select a minimum of one course which must be approved by the student’s committee.  In some cases, students may need to complete prerequisites before enrolling in approved data analysis courses.


Select courses with approval from advisor.