The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design offers a resident M.S. degree in Apparel and Textiles, a distance M.S. degree in Merchandising, and a resident Ph.D. degree from the College of Human Ecology with a specialization in Apparel and Textiles. Resident graduate programs emphases are in design, product development, and marketing of apparel and textile products. Individual programs of study, capitalizing on the interests and disciplinary backgrounds of students and faculty, are developed to build the theoretical, technical, and methodological skills necessary to solve human ecological problems involving apparel and textiles.
The distance M.S. degree specialization in Merchandising is offered through the Great Plain Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), an online multi-institution degree program.
The graduate programs in apparel and textiles prepare students for positions in education, industry, and public service that require expertise specific to the field. An overarching mission of the department is to facilitate environmental and social responsibility through scholarship, education and outreach that enhance ecologically sustainable products, processes, and behavior.
Overview of Apparel and Textiles Graduate Programs
|Master's||Areas of Emphasis:||Program Options:
|Doctoral||Coursework (30 hours beyond Master's degree) and Dissertation Research (30 hours)|