M.S.

We offer a master of science degree guided by expert faculty, with the opportunity to work side by side with faculty who will guide in your thesis research on a topic of your choice. You’ll conduct an in-depth research study in one of our specialization areas in conjunction with supporting coursework. Specialization areas of study are based on faculty expertise. Our master’s program also offers a non-thesis option which requires an internship or supervised project equivalent to thesis research.

Focus Areas

Students are required to select one of four focus areas:

  • M.S. in Merchandising/Interiors
    • Historical and Cultural Aspects of Dress 
    • Merchandising and International Trade
    • Product Design and Development
    • Interior Environments
  •  M.S. in Textile Sciences

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Information on theses and dissertations completed by doctoral students in the Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Department can be located at Theses and Dissertations at UGA.

Curriculum

Fashion Merchandising & Interiors MS Program

  • Requirements ( total 35 credit hours):
    • GRSC 7001 GradFirst Seminar (1 hour) - UGA Graduate School Requirement
    • STAT 6210 Statistical Methods I (3 hours) – Please see the graduate handbook for an alternative
    • STAT 6220 Statistical Methods II (3 hours) – Please see the graduate handbook for an alternative.
    • TXMI 6520 Apparel and Textile Economics (3 hours)
    • TXMI 8050 Research Methods (3 hours)
    • Electives in Focus Area (12 hours) – students choose electives based on their program of study.
    • TXMI 8900 Seminar (1 hour Every semester for 4 semesters until graduation)
    • TXMI 7300 Master’s Thesis (6 hours) – MS Thesis Option OR
    • TXMI 7010 Supervised Research/Industry Project (6 hours) - MS Non-Thesis Option

Textile Sciences MS Program

  • Requirements For MS Thesis Option (Total 35 credit hours): 
    • GRSC 7001 GradFIRST Seminar (1 hour) - UGA Graduate School Requirement 
    • TXMI 8050 Research Methods (3 hours) 
    • TXMI 8420 Polymer Science I (3 hours) 
    • TXMI 8430 Chemical and Instrumental Analysis (3 hours) 
    • TXMI 8480 Polymer Science II (3 hours) 
    • TXMI/Others 2 Electives (6 hours) 
    • TXMI 8900 Seminar (1 hour Every semester for 4 semesters until graduation)
    • TXMI 7000 Master's Research (6 hours)
    • TXMI 7300 Master's Thesis (6 hours)
  • Requirements For MS Non-Thesis Option (Total 35 credit hours): 
    • GRSC 7001 GradFIRST Seminar (1 hour) - UGA Graduate School Requirement 
    • TXMI 8050 Research Methods (3 hours) 
    • TXMI 8420 Polymer Science I (3 hours) 
    • TXMI 8430 Chemical and Instrumental Analysis (3 hours) 
    • TXMI 8480 Polymer Science II (3 hours) 
    • TXMI/Others 2 Electives (6 hours) 
    • TXMI 8900 Seminar (1 hour Every semester for 4 semesters until graduation)
    • STAT 6210 Statistical Methods I (3 hours) - In place of TXMI 7000 MS Research
    • TXMI 8400 Biomaterials (3 hours) - In place of TXMI 7000 MS Research
    • TXMI 7010 Supervised Research/Industry Project (6 hours) - In place of TXMI 7300 MS Thesis

Undergraduate Courses

For students in Polymer, Fiber and Textile Science, undergraduate courses in Chemistry, Textiles, and Textile Testing are also required. If you have not earned credit for these courses or equivalents, the courses will be taken during the first year of the program in addition to graduate courses.

Interdisciplinary Research

Other courses taken are approved by your major professor and offer flexibility in selecting coursework that enables you to meet various career goals. Interdisciplinary research may be pursued in:

  • Business
  • Management
  • Retailing and consumer economics
  • Chemical and physical sciences
  • Theatre
  • Art
  • Engineering
  • Fabric design

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