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Fashion Merchandising, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Maryland City, MD, United States
The Fashion Merchandising Program offered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions in the broad field of fashion merchandising, with emphasis on the retail process of products and services.
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Key facts:

  • The department participates in the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Visiting Student Program (located in New York City). Fashion Merchandising majors who meet eligibility requirements may opt to spend one year (junior year) at FIT for an additional degree (A.A.S.) in advertising and marketing communications. Students return to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) to complete the four-year program and receive both degrees at graduation.
  • To compliment their Fashion Merchandising program, students may choose to complete electives that focus on advertising, journalism, communication, or visual presentation. With appropriate courses taken as electives, students can pursue careers in fashion reporting, advertising, or graphic design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Composition 
  • First Year Experience 
  • Sociology 
  • Fashion Industry 
  • Principles of Economics (Macro) 
  • Technical Writing 
  • Historic Costumes 
  • Fashion Buying & Merchandising 
  • Apparel Construction & Evaluation 
  • Textiles 
  • Principles of Marketing 

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • A completed admissions application with a non-refundable $25.00 application fee in U.S. dollars.
  • An official evaluation of all academic records (credential evaluation) from WES, ECE or AACRAO. Please request a course-by-course evaluation including a grade point average (GPA). The evaluation should be accompanied by an official copy of each academic record.
  • Official scores to confirm English proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL scores). Conditional admission is not offered for applicants whose scores do not meet the minimum required scores below, or for those who do not have scores to submit.  The scores should be no more than two years old.
  • An official copy of the test results from taking either the SAT I or ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15828 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15828 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5418 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5418 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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