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    Jun 19, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Merchandising (online), MS

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The student must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Admission requirements

The student must meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School. Included in these requirements are:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
  • an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of course work or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work;
  • acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the GMAT must be submitted with application. (GRE or GMAT score must be less than 10 years old.);
  • a demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English; and
  • a minimum of 24 semester hours of undergraduate work in merchandising, or the equivalent; 12 of the 24 hours must be advanced. Students who do not meet the requirements must complete specified prerequisite courses in merchandising before beginning the graduate program. No single prerequisite course may have a grade lower than a B.

In addition, to be considered for admission into the merchandising program, students need to submit the following to the CMHT graduate coordinator:

  • three letters of recommendation from employers or teachers;
  • a resume; and
  • a professional essay that provides:
    • an overview of the student’s undergraduate degree, any specializations, minors or certificates earned;
    • prior and/or current work experience; specifically work experience related to retail merchandising or other similar positions, including paid or unpaid internships;
    • professional goals and how the graduate degree will help achieve these goals; and
    • primary career objective for degree

Students graduating from the Honors College with a 3.5 or higher GPA are entitled to automatic admission to, and are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission to, the Toulouse Graduate School and, with required prerequisites, to the graduate programs in the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing.

Online thesis option

Online individual research option

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