Those pursuing Textile Chemistry must have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, textiles or an equivalent degree with demonstrated proficiency in the appropriate calculus-based math and core chemistry competencies. If these requirements are not met, additional coursework may be required prior to admission into the program. Successful applicants typically have a science or engineering background.
Applicants are also expected to meet the following minimum requirements: a GPA of 3.0 or First Class Honors in the Bachelor's degree; GRE scores in the 65th percentile; a TOEFL score of 213 for the computer-based, and 80 for internet-based(international students) OR IELTS scores with an overall band score of at least 6.5; and three letters of reference.
Degree Requirements for Master of Science in Textile Chemistry
- A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to fulfill the degree requirements.
- Students must take a minimum of five 3-credit courses from the approved TC offerings:
Textile Wet Processing
The Chemistry of Textile Auxiliaries
TC (MSE) 561
Organic Chemistry of Polymers
Polymer Applications and Technology
Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering
Prereq: PY 208,(TE 200, or CH 220, or CH 221) and MAE 206,or CE 214)
Special Studies in Textile Engineering Science
Master’s Supervised Teaching
Non-Thesis Master’s Continuous Registration- Half Time
Non-Thesis Master’s Continuous Registration
Master’s Supervised Research
Master’s Thesis Research
Summer Thesis Research
Master’s Thesis Preparation
Fiber Formation—Theory and Practice
Theory of Dyeing
Chemistry of Dyes and Color
Dye Synthesis Laboratory
TC (CH,MAT) 762
Physical Chemistry of High Polymer – Bulk Properties
Polymer, Surfactants and Colloidal Materials
Polymer Microstructures, Conformations and Properties
Physical Chemistry of High Polymers – Solution Properties
Diffusion in Polymers
Special Topics in Textile Science
Special Topics in Fiber Science
Fiber and Polymer Microscopy
Characterization of Structure of Fiber Forming Polymers
(Prereq: MA 301, PY 208)
Special Topics (Electrospinning)
- Six hours of TC 695 (Thesis Research), which count toward the 30 credit hour minimum requirement.
- Two semesters of TC 601 (Graduate Seminar), which count toward the 30 credit hours minimum requirement.
- Up to three courses (9 credit hours) are to be chosen from supporting (minor) areas. The courses may be selected from a single field, e.g., chemistry, textile technology, or
biomedical engineering; from two designated fields (co-minor); or from more than one discipline (interdisciplinary minor). No more than one of these courses may be a 400-level course.
TC Course Description
Financial aid in the form of research assistantships or fellowships are not guaranteed upon acceptance into Textile Chemistry; therefore, potential students should apply early to increase their chances of funding. While many students begin their graduate studies without financial support, they do often find some type of support before completing their program.