2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Aug 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Sciences (M.S.) - Merchandising Specialization

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Program Contact/Coordinator

Jane Hegland, Associate Dean
Department of Consumer Sciences
Wagner Hall 229, Box 2275A
E-mail: jane.hegland@sdstate.edu

Program Information

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 program are prepared to work in product development, promotions, and retail management in this ever-expanding industry.

Course Delivery Format

The online program has been developed by faculty from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP-IDEA). Courses will be entirely Internet based and will be taught by faculty within the Alliance (Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, South Dakota State University, and University of Nebraska). Courses are offered fall, spring and summer semesters.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees

Master of Science Option A - Thesis 36 Credit Hours
  Option B - Research/Design Paper 36 Credit Hours
  Option C - Coursework Only 36 Credit Hours

Select from the following options

Option A - Thesis

The thesis option is reserved only for those students who are willing and able to travel to SDSU main campus in Brookings, SD several times during their graduate studies.

Option B - Research/Design Paper

Option C - Coursework Only

Total Required Credits: 36 (Option A, B, & C)

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE: Not Required
TOEFL: Department Requirements of 525 paper-based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

General Requirements

Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .

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