This program provides opportunities for concentrated study in the following topic areas:
International Apparel and Textiles Retailing
International Production and Trade
International Business Practices
E-commerce in a Global Setting
Complete minimum of 42 hours of graduate coursework
3 hours must be dissertation writing (TXMI 9300)
Note: Your committee may require your course work extend beyond the stated minimum number of credit hours
Courses previously taken in the M.S. program may apply
16 hours must be 8000-level or above
30 consecutive semester hours of residency
A dissertation is an integral component of this Ph.D. program
Core Course Requirements
TXMI 6520*, 8050, 8270, 8500
*TXMI 6520 is not required if you have completed TXMI 4520 or equivalent prior to enrollment in the Ph.D. program.
Statistics: STAT 6210, 6220
Research Methodology: 6 hours or more (not including TXMI 8050)
Concentration: 12 hours from TXMI 7710/7711, 8220, 8240, 8260, 9010
Supporting area: 12 hours from any graduate courses approved by major professor in areas closely aligned to the student’s research emphasis
Dissertation: TXMI 9300 (6 hours)
Doctoral Research: TXMI 9000 (3 – 9 hours)
Depending on your undergraduate major and previous course work, you may be required to complete undergraduate courses* (this may include Chemistry, Textiles, and Textile Testing) while you are enrolled in the graduate program, and completion of these courses may be required prior to enrollment in specific graduate courses.
*Undergraduate credit hours do not count toward your graduate degree and are not listed on the program of study.
Courses outside of TMI and other graduate courses in TMI may be approved by your major professor for inclusion in your program of study.
TXMI 8220 Advanced Topics in International Textile and Apparel Production and Trade
TXMI 8240 Advanced Topics in Retailing
TXMI 8250 Apparel Trade and International Retailing
TXMI 8260 Advanced Topics in Consumer Behavior
TXMI 8270 Apparel Theories and Methodologies
TXMI 8500 Contemporary Topics in Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors