Lynn Brandon, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Lifestyle merchandising in home furnishing and apparel products; purchase behavior and evaluative criteria in home furnishings and apparel products.
Christy A. Crutsinger, Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Success; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. Retail industry recruitment and retention; merchandising strategies; adolescent consumer behavior; curriculum development, delivery and assessment; faculty vitality and job satisfaction.
Judith C. Forney, Professor and Dean of the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism; Ph.D., Purdue University. Consumer behavior; apparel/textile international production and trade.
Hae Jung Kim, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ewha Womans University (Korea). Brand experience; retail workplace experiences; digital engagement.
Jiyoung Kim, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Consumer behavior in online retailing context; cross-cultural comparison of consumer online shopping behavior; sustainable retailing.
Tammy Kinley, Associate Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Garment size issues; vanity sizing; body image and self-esteem; shopping behavior.
Dee Knight, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. Retail in digital environments; retail internationalization.
Sanjukta Pookulangara, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Missouri. Emerging technologies; consumer behavior; multichannel retailing; social media.
Kiseol Yang, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Tennessee. Consumer mobile services adoption behavior; designing effective mobile shopping service/digital retailing functions; cross-cultural research focusing on effects of consumer values on behavioral intentions; multi-channel retailing.
Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing
Chilton Hall, Room 331
By pursuing a master’s degree in Merchandising at the University of North Texas, you develop the skills needed to become an accomplished leader in today’s global marketplace.
We offer course work leading to a Master of Science degree, a dual Master of Business Administration and M.S. degree, and a graduate academic certificate in Merchandising. Courses can be completed online or on campus.
Our curriculum teaches you how to solve complex problems, create new opportunities in competitive markets and understand the many components that support a successful consumer-driven business venture. It also integrates your educational experience and research with merchandising concepts and strategies.
Many of our faculty members have been internationally recognized for their research and teaching by the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, the International Textile and Apparel Association, the American Collegiate Retailing Association, and the European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies, among others.
As you progress through the program, you may work with a faculty member on funded, cutting-edge research projects such as:
Our students often present research or test their merchandising knowledge at regional, national and international events. Annual merchandising study tours are also offered to New York, China/Hong Kong, and London/Paris.
Excellent networking, internship and employment opportunities are available because of the university’s close proximity to leading merchandising, apparel and home furnishing companies. Our graduates have worked for Fossil, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Michaels, Target and Zale Corp.
The Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing provides one of the nation’s most well-known, comprehensive degrees. Our recognitions include the American Textile Manufacturers Institute Award for Excellence in innovative and exemplary programs and research.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and the Merchandising program. You’ll need to submit the following items to the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism’s Graduate Programs Coordinator:
Course descriptions and more information about degree requirements are in the catalog.
We sponsor many scholarships to help you pursue your graduate education. Applications for teaching assistants and teaching fellows are available from the dean’s office in the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism.
New graduate students who’ve participated in Ronald E. McNair post-baccalaureate programs are eligible for McNair fellowships. Contact the graduate school for information about McNair fellowships and other financial aid opportunities or visit the Graduate School website.