Master of Textiles

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The objective of the non-thesis based Master of Textiles (MT) is to provide preparation and career advancement for students with interests in the design, management, and technical perspective of the textile industry. The program is flexible to accommodate a breadth of student needs. The program can be completed in only two semesters (1 year) of full-time on campus study or up to a maximum of six (6) years through distance education. The program is also available entirely via distance education and may be completed on a part time basis. The degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

MT degree requirements:

  1. Students must work with an adviser throughout the program. A Graduate Committee is not required.
  2. Students must submit a Plan of Work (POW) by the end of their first semester.
  3. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to complete the degree.
  4. A maximum of six (6) credit hours independent study courses, TT/TTM 630, are allowed to count towards the degree.
  5. A maximum of 12 credit hours of relevant courses taken as non-degree studies (NDS) may be included in the program with the approval of the student’s adviser.
  6. TTM 601 (Graduate Seminar) is not required for the degree. Students are allowed to take TTM 601, but no more than 2 credit hours of TTM 601 count toward the degree.    
  7. No minor can be declared.
  8. Nine (9) credit hours of supporting coursework from outside the Department are allowed on the Plan of Work. This may be increased to 12 hours for students taking 6-credit hour classes in the College of Design.
  9. All course work must be at the 500 level or above. However, up to 3 credit hours of advanced undergraduate 400 level coursework from outside of the department may be allowed on the Plan of Work.
  10. The degree must be completed within six (6) years of the date of the first course included in the Plan of Work. Students must be continuously enrolled once they begin their graduate program. Students may request a leave of absence from the program for one semester at a time; two (2) semesters maximum.
  11. Graduate students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to remain in the program and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher at the time of graduation.

Students must meet all the rules outlined in the Graduate School Administrative Handbook.