Apparel Product Development and Merchandising TechnologyThe Master of Science Degree in Apparel Product Development and
Merchandising Technology is in the Department of Human Environmental
Studies and uses a creative and collaborative approach to the study of
apparel and textiles. The primary objective of the program is to expand
students' knowledge of apparel products – from concept development to
retail distribution using advanced knowledge and creativity in design,
production, evaluation and technology.
Graduate students in this program will have access to cutting edge
technology and research utilizing state of the art facilities and
resources as well as an open invitation to join faculty in ongoing
multidisciplinary research in the exploration of design issues that
interface with the human body.
Graduates of this program will be prepared for executive level
positions in apparel and textile product design and development, CAD
technology, industry research and development, as well as for careers in
higher education and government. This program is also appropriate for
those individuals seeking further graduate study at the Ph.D. level.