University of North Texas: Merchandising, Home Furnishings/Merchandising,
E-Merchandising, Merchandising/Business
Denton, Texas
School of Merchandising & Hospitality Management

The Merchandising program at University of North Texas combines leadership, education, and research experiences to create a dynamic program that uses both classroom instruction and hands-on experience to incorporate all aspects of the merchandising industry. Students learn about merchandising strategies in regards to the distribution, evaluation, development, and use of fashion products in the global market. The program has a foundation of five concepts: merchandising foundations, merchandising applications, industry analysis, consumer segmentation, and product evaluations.

What fashion related programs and degrees does University of North Texas offer?
As of 2011, University of North Texas offers the following degrees:
B.S. Merchandising
B.S. Home Furnishings, Merchandising
B.S. E-Merchandising
M.S., Graduate Certificate Merchandising
MBA Merchandising/Business

What’s the school’s contact information?
University of North Texas
School of Merchandising & Hospitality Management
1155 Union Circle #311100
Denton, TX 76203
Phone: 940-565-2436
www.smhm.unt.edu

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $7,606 (in-state)
Room & Board: $6,600

What’s the typical student profile?
University of North Texas total undergraduate students: 28,474
Fashion program students: 714

What are the requirements to enter program?
Undergraduate programs require a 2.25 GPA. Graduate programs require a 2.8 GPA from undergraduate work or a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours, a GRE or GMAT score, an essay, and three letters of recommendation.

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 University of North Texas’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 20

What career placement services does University of North Texas provide?
Students are required to complete an internship in their senior year, where they are typically placed among top companies and retailers. A three-week study abroad trip to Hong Kong is available every summer. Students may also join the school’s professional development student organization, Merchandising, Inc., for further networking and professional opportunities.

All data is as of 2011.