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Human Sciences (M.S.) - Merchandising Specialization

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Make a unique, creative mark.

Start a styling trend. Advance in the fashion industry. Gain an understanding of merchandising at every level, with emphasis on current trends in the United States and the global marketplace - factors that will distinguish you from peers and prepare you for the creative energy of the industry. With retailing currently generating $4 trillion of the U.S. economy, merchandising offers ample opportunities for professional growth. As a graduate of SDSU’s M.S. in Human Sciences - Merchandising Specialization, you will be prepared to work in product development, promotions, and retail management.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Are a people person
  • Are imaginative and creative
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Are a good oral, written, and visual communicator
  • Work well independently and as part of a team

Career Opportunities

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