This program option is most appropriate for individuals interested in careers in the apparel merchandise and design field who have related degrees such as business, especially marketing, public relations, art, and design.
Family and Consumer Sciences graduate students with an interest in the FDM field can choose among thirteen courses that could potentially be included as part of their graduate degree program. The courses offered are in two concentration areas:
Fashion product design and production
Graduate level courses include:
FCS 321 – Flat Pattern Design (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 323 – Advanced Textiles (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 324 – Draping and Design (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 327 – Clothing and Behavior (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 328 – Economics of Fashion (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 329 – Apparel Product Analysis (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 361 – Fashion History I (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 362 – Fashion History II (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 365 – Apparel Collection Development (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 366 – CAD for Apparel Design (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 368 – Fashion Promotion (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 369 – Merchandise Planning and Control (3 sem. hr.)
FCS 371 – Advanced Merchandising (3 sem. hr.)
The Graduate Catalog provides course descriptions and other information about these courses and our Master's degree program. Lower level courses are also available for students needing to complete deficiency coursework for their Master’s degree and future career success.
Admission and Degree Requirements
Additional information about how to apply and degree requirements is located at the Department's Graduate website.