Merchandising and Fashion Design Department

Designing, a most unique career path

By majoring in merchandising, fashion and design major, you'll develop the skills you need to lead in your field, including:

  • Creative, analytical, technical and innovative abilities
  • The latest knowledge of industry-based technology to clothing design and production
  • A global perspective, with a focus on both design and business

The student perspective on what makes our program special

Get creative in a diverse environment

Experience a culturally diverse environment and a supportive department. You'll be prepared to excel in a broad range of positions, including creative leadership.

In addition to valuable professional skills, you'll learn about culture, art and theory -- along with process and product development. You'll graduate with the foundation for a career as a creative, passionate and socially responsible professional, prepared for a wide array of opportunities. Positions range from historic preservation, merchandising specialist, to entrepreneurial design.

Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State's approach to learning sets you up for success with expert faculty, personalized advising and comprehensive curriculum.

Incredible value

A smart investment in your future — Missouri State delivers enriching opportunities along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid options.

Department Recognized in National Rankings

Fashion Design rankings:

#26 Nationally (top 15% of schools considered)

#7 in the Midwest

#14 Nationally among public schools and colleges

 Fashion Merchandising rankings:

#30 Nationally (top 15% of schools considered)

#8 in the Midwest

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MFD Students Launch Online Magazine

Sartorial Magazine is Missouri State University’s student run, premiere source for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.