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Apparel Dual Degree Program
Get your bachelor's and master's… faster. 
The accelerated master's degree in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology

Five years. Two degrees. One program.
If you're a Fashion Merchandising and Design major pursuing a bachelor of arts, bachelor of applied arts or a bachelor of science degree, you can apply nine to 12 hours of graduate work toward both a bachelor's and master's degree.

The Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology (APDMT) accelerated master's degree prepares graduates for great jobs in the fashion industry, as well as for careers in higher education and government.

Why the rush?

  • Our graduates find expanded career and salary opportunities.
  • The dual-degree program allows you to begin a career or doctoral program one year sooner.
  • You quickly gain fashion industry-coveted skills by working with cutting-edge technology.

For admission requirements, applicants must:

  • Be within 30 credit hours of graduation
  • Have completed 15 credit hours in Fashion Merchandising and Design
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.5, or a 3.5 GPA in the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Complete all university requirements
  • Have a signed Fasion Merchandising and Design major on a B.S., B.A. or B.A.A. degree

Submit both the application for admission to the Accelerated Master's Degree Program and the application for admission to the College of Graduate Studies no later than one year prior to graduation from your undergraduate program.


Sample Dual-Degree Curriculum

​Year Four (Fall)

​     FMD 550
     FMD 560
​Textiles and Apparel in a Global Economy
Apparel Product Development
​Year Four (Spring)


  • ​Nine hours of undergraduate credit not counted in the APDMT program
  • Two 500-level required courses in the APDMT program OR one 500-level required courses in the APDMT program and one 600-level required course in the APDMT program
​Year Five (Fall)


  • One graduate elective
  • One 600-level required course in the APDMT program
  • Graduate course in research methods
​Year Five (Spring)
  • Graduate course in research statistics
  • One graduate elective
​Year Five (Summer)
    FMD 798 or
    FMD 635
Thesis
Advanced Internship
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