How to apply

To apply, all you need to do is complete the application and include:

Application deadlines


Be sure to submit and complete your application in full before the deadline.


Fall Admission
June 15th
Spring Admission
November 15th

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GRE Waiver

The GRE requirement will be waived for applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Prior graduate degree in a closely-related field from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  2. Membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.
  3. Admission into the BS to MS in Retail Studies program.
  4. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25 and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant industry experience (as decided by the Department graduate faculty on a case by case basis).

To request a GRE waiver, contact Dr. Tu Watchravesringkan via email prior to submitting your application.

Craft the Perfect Personal Statement

Unsure about what to include in your personal statement? This document is an important part of your graduate school application.

Click here for helpful tips from our graduate recruiter

To Whom It May Concern

Need assistance with letters of recommendation? Let’s break this down: Who do I ask? How do they submit?

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Have Questions?


If you still have questions regarding our MS in Retail Studies program please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.


Ms. Jennifer Chapman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
301K Bryan Building j_chapm2@uncg.edu 336-256-1432