Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Human Sciences Ph.D. in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design requires a minimum of 90 credit hours of approved graduate credit beyond the bachelor's degree. The doctoral program specialization in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design consists of:

  • 3 Ph.D. Seminar credit hours.
  • A minimum of 25 credit hours related to specialization.
  • Outside the major area, a minimum of 16 credit hours are required.
  • 11 credit hours are required in research tools to include 8 hours of courses in statistics at the graduate level.

You must also complete a minimum of 20 semester hours in the formation and execution of original research demonstrated by production of a dissertation.

Ph.D. Handbook

Careers

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Policy development
  • Analysis and Outreach

Application to this program

For online Application for Graduate Admission, you must select Human Sciences (Ph.D.) under Degree/Major Sought and then TMFD-Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design under Area of Specialization.

Requirements for Applicants
  • Completion of online application through GAMES:  for online Application for Graduate Admission you must select Human Sciences (Ph.D.) under Degree/Major Sought and then TMFD-Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design under Area of Specialization.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Minimum GRE Scores (Institution code = 6877) Verbal 150, Quantitative 141, and 4.0 Analytical Writing. For textile science students, the minimum scores are 143 Verbal, 155 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical Writing.
  • Minimum TOEFL scores (International Students only) 550 on paper test, 213 on computer based test or 79 on the internet based test (Institution code – 6877).
  • Digital Portfolio for textile design and apparel design areas of interest only.
  • Writing Samples (Ph.D. only)--Any of the following would be appropriate:
    • manuscript or published article resulting from earlier research such as master's thesis
    • paper given at a professional meeting
    • substantial paper such as a review of literature
    • grant proposal; critique of a research article
    • professional materials developed for use in one's workplace.
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Degree Requirements

Ph.D. students will take an individualized program of study focusing on textile and/or apparel fields. A minimum of 90 credit hours is required.

Sample Courses