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 With retailing currently generating $4 trillion of the U.S. economy, merchandising offers ample opportunities for professional growth. As a graduate of Human Sciences - Merchandising (online) at South Dakota State University, you will be prepared to work in product development, promotions, and retail management.

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Overview

The M.S. in Human Sciences specialization in Merchandising provides an understanding of merchandising at every level, with emphasis on current trends in the United States and the global marketplace, factors that will distinguish graduates among their peers. 

Students can obtain a focus on the merchandising aspect of the business. The additional expertise offered through the merchandising certificate may position individuals for career advancement or a new career in merchandising. 

Graduates of the Human Sciences - Merchandising (online) at South Dakota State University are prepared to work in product development, promotions, and retail management in this ever-expanding industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Department manager
  • Assistant or head buyer
  • Product marketing director
  • product or brand development
  • Visual merchandising
  • Marketing specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consumer Behavior in Merchandising 
  • Professional Advancement in Merchandising 
  • Product Design, Development, and Evaluation
  • Promotional Strategies in Merchandising
  • Retail Theory and Current Practice 
  • Retail Analytics 
  • International Merchandise Management 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International students are eligible to participate in our fully online programs but must do so outside the U.S. due to visa regulations. In addition, students should apply at least 6 months before the application deadline for our fully online programs.

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Funding

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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