Textile Chemistry 

Admissions Information

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

  1. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to fulfill the degree requirements.
  2. Students must take a minimum of five 3-credit courses from the approved TC offerings:

    TC 502

    Textile Wet Processing

    TC 530

    The Chemistry of Textile Auxiliaries

    TC (MSE) 561

    Organic Chemistry of Polymers

    TC 565

    Polymer Applications and Technology

    TE 566(BME)

    Polymeric Biomaterials Engineering
    Prereq:  PY 208,(TE 200, or CH 220, or CH 221) and MAE 206,or CE 214)

    TC(TE.TMS) 589

    Special Studies in Textile Engineering Science

    TC 601


    TC 630

    Independent Study

    TC 685

    Master’s Supervised Teaching


    Non-Thesis Master’s Continuous Registration- Half Time

    TC 689

    Non-Thesis Master’s Continuous Registration

    TC 690

    Master’s Examination

    TC 693

    Master’s Supervised Research

    TC 695

    Master’s Thesis Research

    TC 696

    Summer Thesis Research

    TC 699

    Master’s Thesis Preparation

    TC 704

    Fiber Formation—Theory and Practice

    TC 705

    Theory of Dyeing

    TC 706

    Color Science

    TC 707

    Color Laboratory

    TC 720

    Chemistry of Dyes and Color

    TC 721

    Dye Synthesis Laboratory

    TC (CH,MAT) 762

    Physical Chemistry of High Polymer – Bulk Properties

    TC(CHE) 769

    Polymer, Surfactants and Colloidal Materials

    TC 771

    Polymer Microstructures, Conformations and Properties

    TC(CH,MSE) 772

    Physical Chemistry of High Polymers – Solution Properties

    TC(CHE) 779

    Diffusion in Polymers

    TC 791

    Special Topics in Textile Science

    TC(TE,TMS) 792

    Special Topics in Fiber Science

    TMS 500

    Fiber and Polymer Microscopy

    TMS 763

    Characterization of Structure of Fiber Forming Polymers
    (Prereq:  MA 301, PY 208)

    TE 589

    Special Topics (Electrospinning)

  3. Six hours of TC 695 (Thesis Research), which count toward the 30 credit hour minimum requirement.
  4. Two semesters of TC 601 (Graduate Seminar), which count toward the 30 credit hours minimum requirement.
  5. 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

Assistantship Information

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.