Texas Tech University
The Texas Tech University Retail Management program provides students the academic background and necessary skills for an exciting career in the dynamic, fast-paced, technology-driven retail industry. The program prepares students to make a contribution to the retail industry and to society through quality education, research, and service. Focusing on both the role of diverse and global consumers and the complex infrastructure of retail goods and services, faculty members maintain and expand a partnership between retail industry and academics.
The Texas Tech University Apparel Design & Manufacturing program is nationally ranked in the top 25 percent of schools and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for entry level positions in the apparel industry or for continued study in graduate schools. The curriculum emphasizes creativity, technical design skills, knowledge of textiles, apparel product management, custom design, and mass production. Our accredited fashion design program has a national reputation, enabling students to compete for the best jobs in the clothes production industry. In addition, the Master of Science degree is available for the Apparel Design & Manufacturing concentration in Environmental Design graduate program. The accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s degree program allows academically capable students to accelerate their undergraduate degree programs, begin graduate work in their fourth year, and finish both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a total of approximately five years.