Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies Accelerated Master’s Program

Accelerate Your Studies

While enrolled as an undergraduate student, you can begin taking graduate-level classes. You’ll be prepared to enter the workforce with an advanced degree more quickly.

Your graduate courses will count as electives towards your undergraduate degree. Most AMP students take between six to 12 hours of graduate courses while enrolled as an undergraduate. That means you can complete your master’s degree in as little as 12 to 18 months after receiving your bachelor’s degree! Once fully admitted into the master’s program, graduate tuition costs including differential tuition fees will apply.

Earning both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail studies will help you build relevant, marketable skills that will make you stand out in a competitive job market.

Have Questions?

Contact CARS Graduate Director Dr. Tu at k_watchr@uncg or 336.256.2474 to find out how you can get started in the AMP today!

Eligible Students

Undergraduate students pursuing a BS in Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies may apply. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 hours earned at UNCG is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of their junior year.

Courses Approved for CARS AMP

  • RCS 584: RETAIL STRATEGY – (3 Hours) – Spring Only
  • RCS 560: ADVANCED RETAIL BUYING AND PLANNING – (3 Hours) – Fall Only
  • CRS 620: ANALYSIS OF APPAREL AND RELATED INDUSTRIES – (3 Hours) – Fall Only
  • RCS 662: BEHAVIOR OF SOFTLINES CONSUMERS – (3 Hours) – Fall Only
  • CRS 605: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN CARS – (3 Hours) – Spring Only

How to Apply

Complete an application through the Graduate School’s online application system and submit a one-page application with the CARS department.

Once admitted, you will be sent a letter listing both the undergraduate and graduate courses from which your program of study can be comprised. A copy of this letter will be placed in your graduate record and will be provided to the Bryan School. Application and admission to the AMP does not require GRE scores.