Central Michigan University: Apparel Merchandising & Design Apparel Design/
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Department of Human Environmental Studies

The fashion curriculum at Central Michigan University offers a comprehensive approach to design and merchandising to support graduate success in the fashion industry across several fields. To help make a significant, real-world contribution to the fashion industry, students gain exposure to the latest trends in apparel design and merchandising, including the latest in merchandising and design theory and state-of-the-art technology. Both design and merchandising courses are rooted in technological instruction to help students remain marketable in today’s industry. Additionally, apparel design and merchandising majors work on projects that closely reflect the demands of professional work, with company executives helping to evaluate student work.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Central Michigan University offer?
As of 2011, Central Michigan University offers the following degrees:
B.A. Apparel Design
B.A.A. Apparel Design
B.A. Merchandising
B.A.A. Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Central Michigan University
Department of Human Environmental Studies
Wightman Hall 205
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-5486

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition (in-state): $10,170
(out-of-state): $23,670
Room & Board: $7,835

What is the typical student profile?
Central Michigan University total undergraduate students: 18,542
Fashion program students: 267

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a minimum GPA of 2.0

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes 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 Central Michigan University’s Apparel Design/
Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 9

What career placement services does Central Michigan University provide?
All Junior level majors are required to complete an internship program. Students typically place at major national department stores and other retail chains. Apparel design and merchandising majors also have the option to take courses, or participate in an internship program, abroad in either semester or summer long programs in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Also available is a faculty led summer long study tour to Paris.

All data is as of 2011.