MS - Merchandising Thesis Option I

The Master of Science in Merchandising under Option I requires 33 hours of 800 or 900 level courses. Included are 10-12 hours of Graduate College curriculum approved classes. Workshops, Independent Study, Problems, etc. if taken must be in addition to these 10-12 hours. In addition to thesis, 8 hours must be earned in course work open exclusively to graduate students.

Select 15 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

TMFD 813Textile and Apparel Merchandising: 

Development and Retail Strategies

*TMFD 817 Textiles and Dress: Cultural Perspective 3cr
*TMFD 870Current Issues in 

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

*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 

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design


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 3cr
TMFD 816

Apparel Design for Industry

*TMFD 818 Quilts, History, Culture 3cr
*TMFD 823 Advanced Design 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 Thesis Option I programs must include 6 hours minimum of TMFD 899 Masters Thesis, plus at least 6 hours in statistics.

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 6 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 33 credit hours is required in the Master of Science Degree Thesis Option, Merchandising Emphasis.
* Denotes courses open exclusively to graduate students.
1 Denote courses for all TMFD Merchandising Option I Programs.