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The program is designed to prepare individuals for service, research, teaching in academia, government, and industry. The graduate program in Textile and Apparel Technology offers a Master of Science with thesis.
The international textile and apparel industry operates as a total system that integrates environment, strategy, structure, and performance. Innovative research, effective product management and design, and optimal product management rely on the creative use of advanced technology. The masters program is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of design-driven industries through innovative problem solving, product development, and managerial strategies that incorporate the application of new technologies.
Thirty-one to thirty-two semester hours of coursework are required for the degree and should be distributed as follows: (1) thirteen to fourteen hours in specified textiles and apparel core courses; (2) twelve hours in supporting fields, nine hours of which are specified; and (3) six hours in the thesis completing an original research project.
- Advances in Product Development and Technical Design
- International Sourcing and the Global Economy
- E-Commerce and Direct Marketing
- Textile Instrumentation
- Digital Design and PrintingTextile Functional Finishes
- Digital Modeling of Textiles
- Production Mechanics and Properties of Woven Fabrics
- Global Textile and Apparel Business Dynamics
- Color Science
Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin generally support themselves in one of the following ways: departmental aid in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships; fellowships administered by the Office of Graduate Studies; need-based financial aid administered by the Office of Student Financial Services (OSFS), and outside funding or employment.