Welcome TAM Students

More than 250 undergraduate students are enrolled in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management. The TAM department is part of the College of Human Environmental Sciences. Degree options include Apparel Marketing and Merchandising, Apparel Product Development, and International Options in Merchandising or Product Development. Marketing and Management students also receive a minor from the College of Business. That option is also available to Product Development Students. A minor in Journalism is another common option. Freshmen may be admitted directly into the Department of Textile and Apparel Management.

TAM students quickly find the TAM department to be their home away from home. Students often claim that the faculty and staff are conscientious about student needs and often have an open door policy, which makes access to their advisors more inviting.

Students have many opportunities to grow and learn during their TAM experience. Being involved in student organizations helps you meet other students with similar interests and provides opportunities to meet with faculty in informal settings. Also, prospective employers look at your college activities to determine the leadership, problem solving, and management skills you have developed.

TAM Programs Rank Among the Top in the Nation

Textile and Apparel Management


#7 out of 47 programs in the nation and #1 in the state of Missouri

College Factual ranks programs offered by 4-year U.S. Colleges and Universities and recently updated their 2019 rankings.

college factual top 15% in textile studies

#16 by Fashionista

Fashionista's 2018 fashion school rankings place TAM in the top 25 at #16. Rankings were assigned based on tuition, famous and successfully placed alumni, and student/alumni feedback.

Apparel Marketing and Merchandising Program



Fashion-Schools.org compiles a list each year of the top Fashion Merchandising Schools and Colleges in the United States. Rankings are based on factors like the schools’ admission data, graduation success, reputation and an extensive proprietary survey conducted with school & industry stakeholders.