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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

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

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

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
  • 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

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 (International applicants only)

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate School application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or University you have attended
  • 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)
  • TOEFL scores if international student

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

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 (International applicants only)

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate School application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or University you have attended
  • 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)
  • TOEFL scores if international student

Digital Merchandising, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

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/undergraduategraduate/collegeofhumanenvironmentalsciences/additionalminorsandcertificates/grad-cert-digital-merchandising/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: 6 weeks prior to the start of the term
  • Spring semester: 6 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 (International applicants only)

For the Digital Merchandising Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
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