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.
- 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.
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.