48 months
6176 USD/year
6176 USD/year
5540 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The apparel, merchandising, and textiles major integrates an understanding of design, textiles, business, and retail merchandising — the necessary components in bringing products from concept to consumer. The Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles program is offered by Washington State University.

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A set of core courses provide a foundation in principles of aesthetics, business, textiles, global markets, apparel production, and retail environments. The apparel, textile and fashion industries operate in a global market, making an understanding of the world economy and cultural diversity essential. Team building, communications, decision-making, and problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Majors in apparel, merchandising, and textiles can specialize in merchandising or apparel design.

Careers in apparel, merchandising, design & textiles

The Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles program offered by Washington State University  provides a wide range of career opportunities within design, product development, merchandising, marketing, retailing, and promotion.

Common positions include:

  • Apparel Designer
  • Technical Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Brand Identity Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Buyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Textile Designer
  • Textiles Specialist
  • Market Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Catalog Developer
  • Wardrobe Consultant
  • Graphic Artist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Apparel and Textile Product Development
  • Historic Costumes and Textiles
  • Advanced Assembly Techniques
  • Draping and Flat Pattern
  • Fitting the Human Form
  • Fashion Line Pre-development
  • Fashion Line Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

WSU accepts international undergraduate applications at any time of year and operates on a rolling admission basis.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ask your high school for a copy of your transcripts that you can upload with your application. If you have earned a GED, have the testing agency send us your official GED transcript instead.
  • If you have earned college credit, ask the college to send those official transcripts to WSU as well.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6176 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6176 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5540 USD per year during 48 months.

The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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