Master of Science in Merchandising

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  • Course description
    Graduate programs in the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design allow students at the masters level to concentrate their coursework in merchandising of apparel and textiles, costume or textile history, quilt studies, textile science, and textile or apparel design. Individual programs may include coursework in business, history, anthropology, art, art history, chemistry, sociology and statistics as well as textiles, clothing and design. In consultation with a faculty advisor, each student plans an individualized course of study linking background interest with research or creative interests of departmental faculty and educational resources of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The masters program requires 30 to 36 semester hours of graduate coursework.

    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, Clothing and Design

    TXCD 810 Socio-psychological Aspects of Clothing (3)
    TXCD 811 Textile, Clothing, and Design Problems (3)
    TXCD 812 Apparel and Market Analysis (3)
    TXCD 813 Textile and Apparel Merchandising (3)
    *TXCD 817 Textiles and Dress: Cultural Perspective (3)
    *TXCD 870 Current Issues in TCD ( 3)
    *TXCD 873 Design Perspectives and Issues (3)
    *TXCD 874 Theory Development (1)
    *TXCD 875 1 Research Methods (3)
    *TXCD 890 Workshop/Seminar (1-3)
    *TXCD 892 Professional Study Tour (1-6)
    *TXCD 896 Independent Study (1-5)
    *TXCD 913 Theory and Issues in Merchandising (3)
    *TXCD 986 1 Seminar in TCD (1)

    Supplementary suggested courses in Textiles, Clothing,and Design

    TXCD 803 Apparel design by Draping (3)
    TXCD 805 Advanced Textiles (3)
    TXCD 806 Textile Testing and Evaluation (3)
    TXCD 807 History of Costume (3)
    TXCD 808 History of Textiles (3)
    *TXCD 809 Care & Conservation of Textile Conservation (3)
    TXCD 816L Advanced Apparel Design (2)
    *TXCD 818 History of Quilts (3)
    *TXCD 823 Advanced Design in Multi Media (3)
    *TXCD 825 Advanced Fiber Art (3)
    TXCD 828 Textile Dying (3)
    *TXCD 876 Artifact Analysis

    All Merchandising Thesis Option I programs must include 6 hours minimum of TXCD 8991 Masters Thesis, plus at least 6 hours in statistics (with 3 hours beyond Ed Psych 859)

    The following are suggested courses in statistics:

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

    Select 6 hours minimum from Textiles, Clothing, and Design or a supporting outside area. The following are suggested courses outside the Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design:

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

    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 Denotes courses for all TXCD Merchandising Option I Programs.
    Note: Numbers in parenthesis ( ) are credit hours.

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