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Graduate Pathway in Fashion Merchandising

INTO Illinois State University, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 27,600

Course Accredited By

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  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Pathway Programme
Graduate Pathway program offering the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to successfully move on to master’s degrees.
An INTO Illinois State University Graduate Pathway program in Fashion Merchandising will prepare the student to enter their next semester of a master’s degree program at Illinois State University.
  • This sequence within Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students for employment in the forecasting, product development, promotion, distribution, wholesale and retail sectors of the global textile and apparel industries.
  • Students will study the flow of apparel through trend analysis, design and product development, production, marketing, and retail.
  • All students in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences complete an internship or student teach prior to graduation.
  • Students can choose from one- to two-semester Pathway programs.
  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Accelerated

  • Start dates January August
  • Program length 1 Semester

Standard

  • Start dates January August
  • Program length 2 Semesters

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • August 2023

Standard
Age requirement

  • 17

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Students without background coursework in fashion merchandising may be required to take up to 5 prerequisites to complete the program of study.

English language entry requirements

  • 2 Semesters: TOEFL 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 169, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 95.

Accelerated
Age requirement

  • 17

Academic requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 2.5 GPA out of 4.0. Students without background coursework in fashion merchandising may be required to take up to 5 prerequisites to complete the program of study.

English language entry requirements

  • 1 Semester: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 105.
  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

  • IDS 403 Writing for Academic Purposes 3 Credits
  • IDS 405 Reading for Academic Purposes 3 Credits
  • FCS 401 Theories and Contemporary Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences 3 Credits
  • FCS 497 or FCS 329 Introduction to Research Methodology or Apparel Product Analysis 3 Credits
  • Total 12 Credits

Semester 2

  • IDS 401 Advanced Writing for Graduate Students 3 Credits
  • FCS 445 Statistics in Applied Science and Technology 3 Credits
  • FCS 362 or 368 Fashion History or Fashion Promotion 3 Credits
  • Total 9 Credits

Notes * These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

  • Accelerated
  • Tuition Fees: 1 Semester $15890 
  • Standard 
  • Tuition Fees: 2 Semesters $27600

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