Missouri State University, Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design

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Basic Information

Address: 901 South National Ave. Springfield, MO 65897
Phone Number: 417-836-5136
Fax Number: 417-836-4341
President: Mr.Clif Smart

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Missouri State University, Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design
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Additional Information

School Type: University
Degrees Offered:

B.S. Merchandising & Fashion Design (MFD)

School Setting:

Residential campus

School Size: MFD-166, COB-5271, MSU 24, 126
Classroom Size: Seating between 30-72
Student/Teacher Ratio: 30:1
School Holidays: Labor Day, Fall HolidayThanksgiving, Winter Break, MLK Day, President's Day, Spring Break, Spring Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day
Community:

Springfield, MO

Housing Availability:

8 residence halls and two apartment buildings; see www.reslife.missouristate.edu

Housing Type: See www.reslife.missouristate.edu
Diversity: MFD-22% underrepresented; 2% international
Clubs:

Association of Fashion and Design
Sartorial (fashion e-magazine)

Sports:

All major collegiate sports

Parking Spaces/Availability:

See www.missouristate.edu/transportation/parking/

Majors:

Merchandising and Fashion Design (B.S.) with options in Fashion Design and Product Development ; Fashion Merchandising and Management

Study Abroad:

See international.missouristate.edu/studyaway/

Computer Capabilities:

Fashion Design and Construction Lab
The Fashion Design and Construction Lab provides 16 student work stations and two instructor demonstration stations that include a design table, industrial sewing machine, and dress form. The lab also has five industrial serger machines, three ironing stations, and a secondary design lab for student locker storage and workspace.

Instructional Computer Lab
The PCOB Computer Lab contains thirty-one student computers and one instructor station. The lab also houses black and white and color printers for student use.

Lounge and Open Computer Lab
The Student Lounge and Open Computer Lab consists of eight student computers, four large tables and seating for student collaboration, as well as a large sofa and two club chairs for student lounging. The open area also houses black and white and color printers for student use.

Classroom
Large classroom with seating for 76 students and one instructor station with overhead wall projector.

Admissions Requirements:

See www.missouristate.edu/admissions/

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Open enrollment

Mission Statement:

We educate business students to prepare them for successful careers in a global economy, with a particular emphasis on experiential learning and graduate education.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Shared Values and Guiding Principles
• We value professionalism and ethical leadership and behavior.
• We value an inclusive environment that embraces open, honest dialogue
and mutual respect for divergent viewpoints irrespective of gender, racial,
ethnic, cultural, social, political, or religious differences and/or ideologies.
• We value a high-quality student-centered learning environment.
• We value scholarship and the production of high-impact intellectual
contributions that contribute knowledge and understanding to the
broader business and academic communities as an integral part of our
overall mission.
• We value shared governance in our decision making processes.
• We value engagement with our community and our region and
partnerships that arise from that engagement.
• We value innovation and embrace strategic change that is aligned with the
College’s mission.
• We value continuous improvement in our curriculum, processes, and
policies.
• We value and promote a commitment to lifelong learning.

Additional Information:

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