Love fashion? It’s more than just the runway; it’s the largest job sector in the world, with hundreds of careers to choose from. Learn the art and business of fashion in Kentucky’s only apparel degree program with a design emphasis: Eastern Kentucky University’s Apparel Design and Merchandising.

Degree Concentrations 

Minor Certificate
Apparel Design and Merchandising Apparel Design and Merchandising


Job Opportunities for Graduates

  • Fashion stylist
  • Fashion buyer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion designer
  • Fashion event producer
  • Merchandising manager
  • Entrepreneur

Where are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Ralph Lauren
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Altar’d State
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Amazon

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU Apparel Design and Merchandising program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • Mary King Burrier Scholarship
  • Burrier Freshman Scholarship
  • Marva Ann Harris Spirit Award
  • Roberta B. Hill Scholarship


Department of Applied Human Sciences