Dec 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Apparel and Textiles (Ph.D.)

The department participates in the Ph.D. degree program awarded from the College of Health and Human Sciences with a specialization in Interior Design and Fashion Studies. 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. Below is a list of additional courses offered in the IDFS department. Eligible courses from other departments (500-level and higher) are listed in the course catalog.

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.