Auburn University: Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production Management Apparel Merchandising Option/Product Design & Production Management Option.
Auburn, Alabama
Department of Consumer Affairs

Auburn’s Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Product Management curriculum is a comprehensive study of the apparel supply chain. The program emphasizes the consumer-driven textile, apparel and retail industries from textiles to design and production all the way to sourcing and merchandising. All students must participate in a 10-week professional internship which may be based in the U.S. or overseas. Students who major in AMDP may choose to specialize in one of two options: Apparel Merchandising or Production Management. The department's vision is to prepare students to become practitioners that are professionally competent, globally aware, and socially engaged.  Many students earn an International Minor in Human Sciences, or minors in Business, Sustainability, Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studies, or foreign languages.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Auburn University offer?
Auburn University offers the following degrees:
B.S.--Apparel Merchandising, Design & Production Management (AMDP)
--Option !: Apparel Merchandising
--Option II: Product Design and Production Management
B.S.--Interior Design
M.S.--Consumer and Design Sciences
Ph.D.--Consumer and Design Sciences

What’s the school’s contact information?
Auburn University
Department of Consumer Affairs
308 Spidle Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-3789
e-mail: [email protected]

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition in state: $7,900
Annual tuition out of state:  $21,916
Room and board: $ 9,630

What’s the typical student profile?
Auburn University total undergraduate students: 20,913 
Fashion program students: 290

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a GPA of 2.5 for off-campus transfer and 2.0 for on-campus transfer.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually take four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does Auburn University’s Design program have?
Faculty members: 9

What career placement services does Auburn University provide? 
Auburn requires all senior design students to participate in an internship. Interns usually work in areas of apparel design, retail or fashion publications in the U.S. or abroad. Students have ample opportunities to network with industry and academic professionals through field trips, guest speaker programs, study tours and internships. Undergraduate students may study abroad through a 12-week program, the Joseph S. Bruno Auburn Abroad in Italy program.