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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apparel and Textiles (Ph.D.)

The department participates in the Ph.D. degree program awarded from the College of Human Ecology  with a specialization in Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design . The degree is designed to enable students to combine knowledge of apparel and textiles with an understanding of its application to a broader human perspective. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 90 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree—including 60 hours of course work and 30 hours of dissertation research. A master’s degree is required and up to 30 hours from the student’s Master’s degree may be applied toward the course work requirement. A program of study will be individually planned to capitalize on the interests, goals, and disciplinary backgrounds of the student and faculty. A preliminary written examination and oral defense are required upon completing two-thirds of the program of study. A dissertation and oral defense of the dissertation are required.

Ph.D. Requirements

Qualitative course options (3 hour minimum)

Students interested in qualitative research will enroll in a minimum of 3 credit hours of qualitative methods. These hours are in addition to the required 3 hours of research methods and 6 hours of statistics. Course options include:

Remaining Courses

Students consult with their major professor and supervisory committee to select courses that support their program objectives and fulfill the total hour requirement.

Substitute Course Policy for Research Methods and Statistics

Ph.D. students in Apparel and Textiles may not substitute a research methods course taken as part of a master’s degree. Ph.D. students may substitute up to 3 credit hours of statistics from the master’s degree.