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Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The program is designed to help students develop a significant knowledge base, as well as grow artistic and leadership skills to be productive in manufacturing and retail areas of the fashion industry.

Contingent upon student application and academic performance, students in the Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies program at the Louisiana Tech University may receive Human Ecology scholarships, Louisiana Tech scholarships, as well as federally funded scholarships.

Travel and internships

  • In Louisiana Tech’s FMRS Program, students will experience hands-on learning opportunities and receive industry perspectives by participating in field experiences and study tours to New York, Dallas, and New Orleans.
  • Students will complete an entry level and senior level internship/practicum in the fashion merchandising and retail studies industry. Some of the partnerships include Dillard’s, Belk’s, and the Costume Design Department at Disney World, as well as interning for regional designers.

Accreditation

The Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies Program is accredited through the American Association of Family and Consumer Science (AAFCS).

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:

  • Introduction to the Merchandising Industry
  • Textiles 
  • Product Quality Analysis 
  • Cultural Perspectives in Fashion 
  • Fashion Merchandising Software 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries: Students with a 2.0 GPA must have one of the following: an iBT TOEFL 79 or an IELTS 6.5 or SAT Math subscore 510, Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500 subscore with a minimum composite score of 1130 or ACT Math subscore 19 and English subscore 18 with a minimum composite score of 23. 
  • Copy of Current Valid Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    3702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1851 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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