Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, Ph.D.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a current resume and a one to two-page goals statement. Statements should clearly outline career goals, relevant work experience, and reason for pursuing a graduate degree; address why the Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies program is of interest; and include specific areas of research interest related to the department’s graduate program emphasis. Of the three letters of reference, one should be written by a former instructor or academic contact.
Degree Program Requirements
Required: 60 credit hours minimum (90 credits minimum beyond the B.S.)
|Required Core Courses (21 credits)|
|CRS 682||Graduate Seminar in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies||3|
|CRS 701||Literature and Thought in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies||3|
|CRS 712||Theory Development in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies||3|
|CRS 713||Qualitative Methodology in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies||3|
|CRS 714||Advanced Quantitative Methods in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies||3|
|CRS 721||Consumer Behavior in Apparel and Retailing||3|
|RCS 662||Behavior-Soft Lines Consumers||3|
|Research Techniques (9 credits)|
|STA 661||Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral and Biological Sciences I||3|
|STA 662||Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral and Biological Sciences II||3|
|STA 671||Multivariate Analysis||3|
|Cognate Area (9 credits)|
|Select 9 credits *||9|
|Electives (3 credits)|
|Select 3 credits from available CRS 600-and 700-level courses **||3|
|Research and Dissertation (15 credits)|
|Select 15 credits of the following:||15|
|Independent Doctoral Research|
|Teaching (3 credits)|
|CRS 765||College Teaching Practicum in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies||3|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
In consultation with the student's chair and Advisory/Dissertation Committee, the student will identify a supporting area that will enrich and expand his or her research interest. The student will take a minimum of 9 credits within this area.
As approved by the student's chair in consultation with the Advisory/Dissertation Committee.
Preliminary and Final Oral Examination
The student should consult the Advisory/Dissertation Committee information in the University Catalog. The graduate advisor must be from the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies and one member must be from outside the CARS Department. The committee must be chosen no later than upon the completion of the first 18 credits.