- Doctor of Philosophy
The Textiles Graduate Program gives students an in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of textiles including the social and physical sciences in relation to textile usage, and the ability to design and conduct research in textiles and to interpret and communicate the results and conclusions. Students in the program can emphasize either the physical science, behavior aspects, or the integrated studies of textiles and fibrous materials. Research areas include chemical, physical, biochemical, and mechanical properties of fibers and polymers as well as fibrous assemblies, including composites, paper, and nonwovens. Extensive specialized fiber, polymer, and textiles research facilities and a behavioral research laboratory are available. The members of the graduate program include the faculty of the Division of Textiles and Clothing as well as faculty from other departments representing related fields such as cultural studies, design, psychology, consumer science, chemistry, engineering, and materials science.
Graduate Program Requirements