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Colorado State University

Department of Design and Merchandising

Fort Collins, CO

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Overview

Colorado State University / Department of Design and Merchandising is located in Fort Collins, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Apparel and merchandising

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE is required for all international applicants and for domestic applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA under 3.5 or fewer than five years of relevant post-graduate professional experience.
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23
Applied
16
Accepted
11
Enrolled
70%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE is required for all international applicants and for domestic applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA under 3.5 or fewer than five years of relevant post-graduate professional experience.
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, resume, three letters of reference, portfolio (required for interior design applicants, optional for apparel design applicants)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Federal Work-Study

Student Body

19
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.26%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10.53%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (89%)

Faculty

5
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Design/product development, design communication/creativity, merchandising/consumer behavior, social responsibility, social/cultural/historical aspects of the near environment
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
133,538

Location & Contact

Address 1574 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1574
United States
Contact Dr. Karen H. Hyllegard
Professor and Department Head
Email: karen.hyllegard@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-4627
Fax: 970-491-4855

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