Texas State University: Fashion Merchandising
San Marcos, Texas
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

The Fashion Merchandising program at Texas State University focuses on providing the skills students need for successful careers in the industry. Students learn about the merchandising, promotion, and production of apparel and fashion services. Internships with wholesalers, retailers, and fashion communication firms along with study abroad opportunities and student organizations provide ample opportunities for students to network and develop their professional communication skills and contacts.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Texas State University offer?
As of 2011, Texas State University offers the following degrees:
B.S. Fashion Merchandising, Business Minor

What’s the school’s contact information?
Texas State University
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-2155

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: not available
Room & Board: not available

What’s the typical student profile?
Texas State University total undergraduate students: 30,000
Fashion program students: 375

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires the completion of specified courses with a GPA of 2.25, and a 2.5 GPA required to advance.

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 Texas State University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 7

What career placement services does Texas State University provide?
Students who choose to complete an internship are usually placed among top companies, wholesalers, retailers, and fashion communication firms. Study abroad opportunities are available. Students may also develop their professional skills with student organizations such as the Fashion Merchandising Association.

All data is as of 2011.