M.Sc. On Campus

Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology

24 months
925 USD/credit 13875 USD/year
726 USD/credit 10890 USD/year
726 USD/credit 10890 USD/year
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Clothes may make the person - but we'll help make your career. We give you hands-on experience in all aspects of the industry at Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology at Central Michigan University, from concept development to retail distribution. And you won't have to wait to use cutting-edge technology - our apparel labs are some of the most advanced in the country.


Fashion changes every day. Your education should be ahead of the trends.Hands-on research is the core of our apparel product development and merchandising technology program. You won't just study developments after they happen — you'll work with manufacturers and retailers to bring them to life.That may mean working with Cotton Incorporated on a virtual selling space; or helping Lululemon test thermal fabrics with one of our sensor-equipped manikins; or putting Polartec fabric through its paces while filming runners with infrared cameras.This collaborative approach is an integral part of our program. It means that when you graduate, you'll have the experiences that will make you competitive in the labor market.

You'll gain much of that experience in on-campus labs featuring technology you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. We're the only university in Michigan to have a 3D body scanner. And we're the first public university in the Midwest to have a MakerBot 3D Printing Innovation Center.

Program Highlights

As a student in the Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology major from Central Michigan University, you:

  • Solve real-world problems for corporate clients at our Center for Merchandising and Design Technology. Use 3D printers, body scanners, a thermotron chamber, thermal manikins, and more.
  • Get a jump start on grad school with our accelerated master's program. You can earn two degrees in just five years, putting you on a fast track to a career or a Ph.D. program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scholarship in Textiles and Clothing
  • Merchandising Technology
  • Apparel Product Development 
  • Research Methods
  • Graduate Elective

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Along with the application, you’ll need to submit a $50 application fee
  • Submit a copy of your passport
  • Submit proof of English proficiency or your intent to study English upon arrival – unless you are from an exempted country where English is the primary language of instruction. 
  • You also may demonstrate English proficiency by completing the English studies program through CMU's English Language Institute. 
  • Applicants must provide a third-party course-by-course credential evaluation and document verification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13875 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 925 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    10890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Mount Pleasant

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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