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What is fashion merchandising?

Combine the art of creative expression with the science of marketing and business operations. Produce creative work and learn to use technology and data analytics to keep up with market trends and client demands, including determining how to have the right product at the right time and optimizing the consumer experience. 

Why fashion merchandising at OSU?

Our nationally ranked program offers a curriculum shaped and supported by an advisory board of active business owners and corporate leaders. Professors have extensive retail experience in the global marketplace. You will have access to cutting-edge technology and gain hands-on industry experience through a required professional internship. 

Career Paths

Upon graduation, you will be poised for success in diverse career fields, including:


Travel Opportunities

Take advantage of an annual program trip to New York City as well as international travel courses to locations such as London, Paris and Spain.  


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Internship  Experiences

Prepare for your dream job and gain invaluable experience through required professional  internships with companies such as Anthropologie, Ralph Lauren, Target, Steve Madden and others.


In addition to scholarships from the OSU College of Education and Human Sciences, you are eligible to apply for Fashion Scholarship Fund scholarships, totaling $1.2 million annually. 


Student Perspective

Summer Stevens

“The professors’ experience in the industry combined with their knowledge of styling and visual merchandising as well as textiles and sustainability prepared me to obtain a job and win a national merchandising award. The summer internship program provided me real-world experience with internationally known stylist Samantha Brown in New York City. More than a degree, this program gave me knowledge, experience and the confidence I needed to start my career.“

- Summer Stevens
Fashion Merchandising Graduate

College of Education and Human Sciences

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