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Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development; apparel marketing and merchandising; omnichannel retailing; global sourcing and supply chain management; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

Doctoral

Human Environmental Sciences with Textile and Apparel Management Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

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About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development; apparel marketing and merchandising; omnichannel retailing; global sourcing and supply chain management; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

PhD in human environmental sciences with an emphasis area in textile and apparel management.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or University in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams for all non-native English-speaking applicants

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is strongly encouraged for Apparel Product Development applicants (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)

Master's

Textile and Apparel Management, Master of Science/Master of Arts

On Campus

About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development; apparel marketing and merchandising; omnichannel retailing; global sourcing and supply chain management; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

MS in textile and apparel management
MA in textile and apparel management

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams for all non-native English-speaking applicants

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is strongly encouraged for Apparel Product Development applicants (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)

Graduate Certificate

Digital Merchandising, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Propose new digital merchandising strategies that would enhance digital commerce after analyze best practices in crafting merchandise assortments, web copy, photography, SEO, and other key techniques; comparing all major costs of running digital commerce, such as shipping, returns, marketing, inventory management, and/or fulfillment.
  • Create brand growth strategies in digital commerce space after evaluating digital branding processes in products, place, pricing, and promotions.
  • Develop new digital marketing strategies after analyzing digital marketing tools currently available for business and marketing communications, such as google analytics and visualization tools; and evaluating the interaction between the marketers and the consumers on digital marketing channels, including email, text and various social media platforms.
  • Evaluate appropriateness of digital data visualization techniques and software tools for a visualization task at hand after learning the principles and various techniques of information visualization.
  • Create overall digital commerce strategies by applying branding, merchandising, marketing and data visualization knowledge and techniques.

Certificate web site:
http://catalog.missouri.edu/collegeofartsandscience/additionalcertificatesminors/grad-cert-digital-merchandising/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: 4 weeks (but no later than 2 weeks) prior to the start of the term
  • Spring semester: 4 weeks (but no later than 2 weeks) prior to the start of the term

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams for all non-native English-speaking applicants

For the Digital Merchandising Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
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