Central Michigan University

Master in Apparel Product Development & Merchandising Technology

Clothes may make the person — but we'll help make your career. We give you hands-on experience in all aspects of the industry, 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.

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

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.

Yet as important as technology is, people are even more important. Our experienced faculty will prepare you for executive-level positions in apparel and textile development, merchandising or go on to pursue an advanced degree.

Duration 02 Year Average Processing Time 20 Days
Tuition Fee (International) 38400 USD Application Fee 40 USD
Living Cost 24000 USD Additional Fee
Tuition Fee Break Up 19200 USD/ Year
Programme Level Bachelors/UG Degree
Course Type Full Time
Eligibility (For Domestic Fee)
Other Requirements

We also require students to demonstrate English proficiency, unless from a country where English is considered a primary language. Students have several options for showing English proficiency. TOEFL (79), ILETS (6.5), PTE (53), and Duolingo (100) are the most common, however, there are other options as well

Special Application Instructions NA
  • Aug( Deadline: Mar)
  • Jan( Deadline: Aug)