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Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies

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Graduate Program

The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Course work and research focus on primary concepts in the study of consumer, apparel, and retailing, integrating perspectives from the social sciences, business, economics, and humanities.

Graduate courses focus on consumer, apparel, and retail issues with emphasis on consumer behavior, marketing, and product development. Students are encouraged to select supporting course work in related disciplines such as business, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology, statistics, and information science.

The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies offers a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Science degree with both a thesis and a non-thesis option. The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 hours with a minimum of 15 hours in 600- or 700-level courses. The non-thesis option requires 36-39 hours with at least 18 hours in 600- or 700-level courses.

The Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies offers a graduate program of study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree requiring a minimum of 58 hours (minimum of 90 hours beyond the B.S.). At least 30 hours must be in 600- or 700-level courses.

Applicants for the MS and PhD degree programs in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies must submit a 250-500 word statement indicating (1) their reasons for pursuing graduate study in this field, (2) their previous experience and training in this or related fields, (3) their professional goals and how these will be met in this program, and (4) whether attendance will be full-time or part-time. This statement and all application materials requested by The Graduate School (application form, transcripts, recommendations, GRE scores) should be submitted on-line via a program called ApplyYourself. A link to the on-line application is below and can also be found on the Graduate School's website. In addition, an interview with graduate faculty of the Department is recommended.

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Begin the UNCG Graduate School On-line Application Process

UNCG Graduate School Website

Request Departmental Information Packet

Graduate Bulletin

-CARS Graduate Bulletin

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Page updated: 25-Jun-2010

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