Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design: Specialization in Merchandising
M.S. Degree: Masters Program Type: Online Interest: Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design Program Type: International

Retailing has a major impact on the United States, representing 1/3 of the total U.S. economy or $4 trillion.

In this ever-changing global atmosphere of retailing, the ability to merchandise a product to the consumer requires a strategic advantage.

Gain the theoretical background needed to deliver the right product or service to the consumer in the right place, at the right time and price with quantities to meet the needs of the customer.

You'll be prepared to work in:

  • product development
  • promotions
  • retail management

Tuition & Fees For Fashion Merchandising

Great Plains IDEA Program »

This program is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), a consortium of 11 universities offering fully online graduate programs. Each university brings a unique strength to the multi-institution academic programs.

  • You apply, and are admitted at one university. In this case the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
  • enroll in your courses at UNL and other Great Plains IDEA member institutions; and,
  • graduate from UNL.

View the GPIDEA Merchandising program information.

Graduate: Application & Admission

Program & Courses

Master's Degree (36 credit hours)

  • Required courses (30 credit hours)
  • Practicum/Creative Component/Thesis - designed by your home institution (6 credits)
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Transfer Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus.

Transfer credit information for graduate degrees

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

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