Graduate Certificate in Digital Retail Merchandising

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Digital Retailing Merchandising graduate certificate offer professionals in merchandising and retail industries the opportunity to build skills and knowledge in critical analysis and subject content. The certificate will provide the recipients with credible documentation of the body of knowledge that they have gained at the University of North Texas.

Who is suited for a graduate certificate?

  • Working professionals with time and place constraints who need some re-tooling and updating in their fields.
  • Company-supported employees who seek advanced education to meet professional development requirements for periodic reviews and/or promotion.
  • Geographically-isolated individuals who do not have access to advanced education in merchandising and hospitality management.
  • Students who may not be able to or are interested in completing a 30 or 33 hour MS in Merchandising program.

Degree Requirement

Students accepted into the Graduate Academic Certificate program will complete 12 hours of specified graduate courses. 

Core courses, 9 hours


Electives, 3 hours

Three hours selected from the following.


Will a graduate certificate count toward a graduate degree?
Certificate students who choose to continue in a degree program are required to meet all the requirements, including GPA, GRE or GMAT, and prerequisites, of students seeking a degree in the college. Satisfactory work (minimum of a B grade) on graduate courses for the certificate may be applied to a Master of Science degree program upon advisement of the graduate adviser, department chair, and the student’s major professor, who will be selected when proceeding for a degree.

Application Requirements

Applying for the Graduate Academic Certificates follows the same process as applying for a graduate program.  Follow the guidelines at the UNT Graduate School website:

  • Complete and submit the ApplyTexas Application
  • Make contact with the Graduate Coordinator to discuss the GAC
  • Have official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended sent to the Graduate School
  • If your GPA is under 3.0 please contact the Graduate Coordinator


Costs of tuition and fees at UNT can be determined at This includes a tuition and fee calculator, which can help determine expected costs related to each semester based on the full-time student status of resident or non-resident.

Fees may vary depending on the type of course taken, residency status of the student, etc. If you are classified as a non-resident student living outside of Texas while taking UNT courses (typically online) then an Out-of-State Teaching Fee is charged in lieu of tuition and instructional fees

Kiseol Yang, Ph.D.

Professor & MDR Graduate Program Coordinator