• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising from Marist College students learn to research target markets, analyze business results and develop strategies that effectively meet the needs of consumers. In their senior year, Merchandising students create an in-depth and intensive research project in collaboration with a major fashion company.

The Merchandising major relies upon foundational courses such as Fashion in Culture & Commerce, Digital Software Studies and Textiles then advances with concentration specific offerings in Business, Product Development, or Fashion Promotion. 

Key facts:

The Business concentration is augmented by courses in related fields (Accounting, Business, Communications, and Economics), highlighting the importance of business skills in today's workplace. The addition of electives such as Accessory Merchandising, Fashion Branding & Licensing, and Product Sourcing greatly contribute to the enrichment and fulfillment of the concentration. 

The Fashion Promotion concentration is enhanced with courses in related fields such as Fashion Show Production, Visual Merchandising and Communications. 

The Product Development concentration includes coursework such as Supply Chain Management, Private Label Development, Branding & Licensing, and Sustainability.

The Fashion Program for Fashion Merchandising features a comprehensive curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree. Students may choose from three concentrations

  • Business concentration
  • Product Development concentration
  • Fashion Promotion concentration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early Decision: November 15th
    • Early Action: November 15th
    • Regular Decision: February 1st
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fashion in Culture & Commerce 
  • Textiles 
  • Trend Forecasting & Analysis
  • Digital Fashion Design
  • Retailing Principles & Practices
  • Product Development 
  • Merchandise. Planning & Control

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Completed Undergraduate Admission Application, with fee: We accept either the Marist application or the Common application with a Marist supplement.
  • Official transcript(s): from all high schools attended, including your most recent grades available at the time of application.
  • Writing sample.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher.
  • Optional: Official SAT or ACT.
  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results, if English is not your primary language.
  • Certificate of Financial Resources form: for non-U.S. citizens.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Poughkeepsie

  • 1138 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Marist awards merit scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 a year, to its most academically competitive applicants. When you apply for admission to Marist, you are automatically considered for merit scholarships; there is no additional application.

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