By pursuing a master's degree in Merchandising at the University of North Texas, you'll 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 or a graduate academic certificate in Merchandising. Both programs can be completed entirely online.
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 UNT'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.
UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.
The Toulouse Graduate School ® offers several professional development workshops, including a Thesis Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.
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 graduate school and the Merchandising program. The graduate school requirements are outlined at the grad school website. 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 available at the UNT catalog website.
We sponsor many scholarships to help you pursue your graduate degree. 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 grad school website
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, Vice Provost for Faculty Success and Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; 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.
HaeJung Kim , Associate Professor; Ph.D., Ewha Womans University (South Korea). Brand experience; retail workplace experiences; digital engagement.
Jiyoung Kim , Associate 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; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. Garment size issues; vanity sizing; body image and self-esteem; shopping behavior.
Dee Knight , Associate Professor, Associate Dean of the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism and Acting Department Chair; Ph.D., Texas Woman's University. Retail in digital environments; retail internationalization.
Sanjukta Pookulangara , Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Missouri. Emerging technologies; consumer behavior; multichannel retailing; social media.
Jessica Strübel , Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University. Consumer behavior; subcultural theory and cultural authentication; social psychology of dress behavior; popular media as a tool for cultural diffusion; fashion history.
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