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Where are our graduates?

Alumni from the MAT graduate programs hold a variety of positions in many sectors of the merchandising, apparel, and textiles industry.

Click here to read profiles of recent graduates

 •  Curriculum
 •  Howto Apply

For more information contact:

Dr. Scarlett Wesley
Director of Graduate Studies
318 Erikson Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0050
859.257.7778
scwesl2@uky.edu

 

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Retailing and Tourism Management

Retailing and Tourism Management

Graduate Programs

The Department of Retailing and Tourism Management offers a Master of Science in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles and a Master of Science in Hospitality Management and Tourism. 

Degree Concentrations

Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles:

Merchandising, Apparel, and TextilesA combination of course work, independent study, and research experience compile the Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles graduate curriculum to provide students with a program of study designed around future career goals. Students are given the option to choose a thesis or non-thesis track to complete their degree.  A non-thesis track is an alternative option for students who wish to complete a creative project focusing on the application of new or existing knowledge.  A non-thesis student’s research culminates into an actual project such as, a mini clothing line, business plan, or curating a costume collection.  The Master of Science in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles offers students unique and imaginative options for completing their graduate degrees.

It is expected that the applicant have an undergraduate degree in merchandising, apparel, and, textiles or a closely related field.

The following link, Graduate Handbook, will provide you with any additional information regarding curriculum and logistics while a MAT graduate student.

Hospitality Management and Tourism:

Merchandising, Apparel, and TextilesA combination of course work, independent study, and research experience compile the Hospitality Management and Tourism graduate curriculum to provide students with a program of study designed around future career goals.  Students are given the option to choose a thesis or non-thesis track to complete their degree.  A non-thesis project is an alternative option for students who wish to complete a creative project focusing on the application of new or existing knowledge.  It is expected that the applicant have an undergraduate degree in hospitality management and tourism or a closely related field.

The following link, Graduate Handbook, will provide you with any additional information regarding curriculum and logistics while a HMT graduate student. 

Assistantships

Graduate assistantships and scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis through teaching (TA) or research (RA) assistantship positions. Every semester students have the possibility to qualify for a half-time or full-time assistantship; these positions are selected by academic potential for future students or academic standing for current students.  Additional information on assistantships can be found, here.

University Scholars Program

Merchandising, Apparel, and TextilesStudents currently enrolled at the University of Kentucky pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles have the option to begin their graduate school education while still an undergraduate student! The University Scholars Program will provide motivated students an opportunity to acquire a Master’s degree on a fast track.  Students in the program will begin taking graduate level courses their senior year, up to 12 credit hours can be shared between undergraduate and graduate curriculum, allowing the student to complete their Master’s degree in three semesters.  To read more about this opportunity click, here.

Travel Opportunities

Graduate students annually participate in Graduate Consortiums. A consortium is held each year for the purpose of providing masters students experience in presenting their research to a regional group of peers, each student gives a 20-minute presentation highlighting their current research. Institutions who also participate include: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Tennessee, Florida State University, Auburn University, and University of Georgia.

 

Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles

 

Faculty Expertise

The graduate faculty members in RTM cover a wide range of research expertise. Potential graduate students can review the chart linked here to identify possible thesis committee chairs and members.

 
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