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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apparel and Textiles with specialization in Merchandising (M.S.)

Kansas State University is a member of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), an online multi-institution degree program. The program offers a 36-hour master’s degree through online education, allowing students to do course work at times convenient to their lives. In addition to the 36 credit hours a culminating experience is required. The inter-institutional program draws on knowledge and expertise of graduate faculty from five universities: Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University and South Dakota State University. All institutions are members of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance and have a history of success in distance education. The program is taught entirely via the Internet. Students completing the master’s degree program from Kansas State University will earn an M.S. in Apparel and Textiles with a specialization in Merchandising.

Graduates of the program are prepared to work in product development, promotions and retail management. For professionals in the industry who lack the theoretical background of merchandising, the expertise offered through the Merchandising master’s degree may provide for diversification or career advancements.

For further information contact the campus coordinator at gpideacc@ksu.edu and refer to the Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design  or the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance websites.

Electives (6 credit hours)

Select two electives (6 credit hours) from the list below. Choose a focus in Education, Business, or Research. Other electives must be approved by a student’s supervisory committee.

Other Courses

Students may take up to three credit hours of the following courses upon permission to enroll in by the major professor and completion of required paperwork outlining objectives.