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Situated in the center of the U.S. textile industry, the program offers an excellent academic reputation coupled with opportunities for professional experience through corporate partnerships with industry giants such as Hanesbrands, Polo Ralph Lauren, VF, the International Textile Group, and Kayser Roth.
The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Course work and research focus on primary concepts in the study of consumer, apparel, and retailing, integrating perspectives from the social sciences, business, economics, and humanities.
Graduate courses focus on consumer, apparel, and retail issues with emphasis on consumer behavior, marketing, and product development. Students are encouraged to select supporting course work in related disciplines such as business, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, statistics, and information science.
The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies offers a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Science degree with both a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 hours with a minimum of 15 hours in 600- or 700-level courses. The non-thesis option requires 31 credit hours all of which are offered online.
The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies offers a graduate program of study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree requiring a minimum of 58 hours (minimum of 90 hours beyond the B.S.). At least 30 hours must be in 600- or 700-level courses.

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