Design, Housing & Merchandising: Merchandising, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 30 Hours

DHM Core
DHM 5001Orientation to Graduate Studies in Design, Housing and Merchandising1
DHM 5013Research Developments in Design, Housing and Merchandising3
DHM 5112Research Planning and Proposal Writing2
Hours Subtotal6
Other Requirements (Non-Core)
DHM 5003Theoretical Perspectives for Design, Housing and Merchandising3
STAT 5013Statistics for Experimenters I3
DHM 5000Master's Thesis6
Hours Subtotal12
Select 12 hours from the following, 9 of which must be in DHM:12
Sustainable Design for Apparel and Interiors
Theories of Creative Process in Design and Merchandising
DHM 5273
Sociological, Psychological and Economic Aspects of Consumer Behavior
Constructed Environment and Human Behavior
DHM 5383
Career Internship
Housing and Real Estate for Family Financial Planning
Promotional Strategies in Merchandising
Merchandising Trends, Practices and Theories in Apparel and Interior Industries
International Merchandising Management
Merchandising Theory Application and Strategy Implementation
Project Management
Promotional Strategies in Merchandising
Or appropriate related courses outside of DHM, such as gerontology, hospitality, business, etc.
Hours Subtotal12
Total Hours30

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level