Graduate Degrees in Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

TATM collage including model on runway

The Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) offers the following two degrees:

The Thesis-based MS option emphasizes the development of the skills necessary to create, plan, and carry out independent research. The Non-Thesis MT option offers preparation and career advancement for students with interests in the design, management, and technological perspective of the textile industry.

Students can choose to focus their degree in one of the following areas of specializations:

  • Textile and Fashion Design,
  • Retail and Brand Management, or
  • Textile Technology.

The Textile and Fashion Design specialization combines aesthetic, functional, technical and expressive approaches utilizing cutting edge technologies and traditional design sensitivities.  Students have access to the newest fibers, fabrics and processes to create innovative textiles, fashions and related products.

The Retail and Brand Management specialization focuses on marketing and management in the textile and apparel industry and includes marketing research, consumer behavior, entrepreneurship, and global brand management in textiles and apparel.

The Textile Technology specialization develops the students’ potential for research and skills needed for the technical perspective of textile structures and their products, including automotive, medical textiles, industrial fabrics, three-dimensional textiles, aerospace applications, and smart textiles.