MS - Merchandising Option III

The Master of Science in Merchandising under Option III requires 36 semester hours of 800 or 900 level courses. Candidates for the Option III masters degree in Merchandising must complete at least 20 hours in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design. In addition, 18 of the 36 hours must be earned in advanced courses open exclusively to graduate students. A written comprehensive examination is required of Option III masters students. Students must complete 25 hours of coursework including TMFD 875 before they are eligible to take comprehensive exams.

Select 20 hours minimum from the following:

Suggested courses in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

TMFD 810 Body, Dress & Identity 3cr
TMFD 811 Textile, Fashion, and Design Problems 3cr
TMFD 812 Trend Analysis and Product Conceptualization 3cr
TMFD 813 Textile and Apparel Merchandising: 

Development and Retail Strategies

*TMFD 817 Textiles and Dress: Cultural Perspective 3cr
*TMFD 870 Current Issues in Textiles, Fashion & Design 3cr
*TMFD 873 Design Perspectives and Issues 3cr
*TMFD 874 Theory Development 1cr
*TMFD 8751 Research Methods 3cr
*TMFD 890  Workshop/Seminar 1-3cr
*TMFD 892 Professional Study Tour 2cr
*TMFD 8961 Independent Study 1-5cr
*TMFD 913 Theory and Issues in Merchandising 3cr
*TMFD 986 Seminar in TMFD 1cr
*TMFD 997 Internship

Supplementary suggested courses in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design

TMFD 803 Apparel design by Draping 3cr
TMFD 805 Advanced Textiles 3cr
TFMD 806 Textile Testing and Evaluation 3cr
TFMD 807 History of Dress 3cr
TFMD 808 Textiles, Technology & Culture 3cr
*TFMD 809 Museums:  Theory & Practice (Spring even years) 3cr
TMFD 816

Apparel Design for Industry

*TMFD 818 Quilts, History, Culture  3cr
*TMFD 823 Advanced Desing in Multi Media 3cr
*TMFD 825 Advanced Design for Printed Textiles 3cr
*TMFD 828 Textile Dyeing 3cr
*TMFD 876 Material Culture Research Methods  3cr

Suggested courses in statistics

All Merchandising Option III programs must include 3 hours in statistics (recommend courses beyond Ed Psych 859).

EDPS 859 Statistical Methods 3cr
EDPS 860 Applications of Selected Advanced Statistics 3cr
EDPS 941 Intermediate Statistics: Experimental Methods 3cr
EDPS 942 Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods 3cr
BIOM 801 Statistical Methods in Research 4cr
BIOM 802 Experimental Design 4cr

Suggested courses outside of TMFD

Select 13 hours minimum from Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design or a supporting outside area.

MRKT 821 Applied Marketing Research 3cr
MRKT 822 Survey of Buyer Behavior 3cr
MRKT 824 Advanced Quantitative Analysis 3cr
MRKT 835 Marketing Channels and Distribution 3cr
MRKT 841 Marketing and Electronic Commerce 3cr
MRKT 855 Marketing and Globalization 3cr

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required in the Master of Science Degree Option III, Merchandising Emphasis.
* Denotes courses open exclusively to graduate students.
1 Denote courses for all TMFD Merchandising Option III Programs.