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    Design Emphasis- Design Project Report OptionThe emphasis in Design focuses on the design process to research, design, develop, and evaluate apparel and textiles using both creative and technical methods. The Design Project Report and related exhibition provides the M.S. student an opportunity for advanced creative design of apparel and/or textiles that demonstrates the students synthesis of a defined problem or context that results in a written report and a body of original works for University exhibition and submission for juried review. The Design Project Report requires 30 credit hours, of which 2 credit hours are AT 896 Design Project Report and 4 credit hours are AT 897 Design Project Exhibit, and a defense of the report and exhibit.

    Design Emphasis- Thesis Option

    The Design emphasis thesis option requires 30 credit hours, of which 6 credit hours are AT 899 Thesis Research, and an oral defense. Students follow the course requirements above, but replace the report and exhibit hours with thesis research hours.

    Product Development Emphasis- Thesis Option

    The emphasis in Product Development includes the research, design, engineering, evaluation, management, and marketing of innovative apparel and textile products for specialty markets, such as but not limited to medical, sports, military, agricultural, therapeutic, and protective. The Thesis option requires 30 credit hours, of which 6 hours are AT 899 Thesis Research, and an oral defense of the thesis.

    Marketing Emphasis- Thesis Option

    The Marketing emphasis focuses on relevant theories and practices used to satisfy the apparel and textile consumer. Students utilize enhanced knowledge of the consumer to build a deeper understanding of marketing processes necessary for success in the highly competitive apparel and textile marketplace. The Thesis option requires 30 credit hours, of which 6 hours are AT 899 Thesis Research, and an oral defense of the thesis

    Coursework Option

    Students are expected to complete the Thesis or the Design Project Report option. There is also the Coursework only option, but this option is held for extenuating circumstances and must be approved by the ATID graduate faculty after review of a written petition submitted by the student. The written petition shall outline the extenuating circumstances and be submitted to the graduate program director for review by the graduate faculty.

    The Coursework option requires 33 credit hours of course work and a comprehensive written examination. An oral defense may be scheduled if deemed necessary by the major professor or committee members. Required courses include: Research methods, Statistics, and 12 credit hours in Apparel and Textiles graduate level coursework. Students are to consult with their major professor and supervisory committee to select courses beyond the requirements.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    An applicant to the Graduate School at Kansas State University must have a bachelor's degree substantially the same as the ones granted by Kansas State University. That is, it must represent a broad range of courses in the basic academic disciplines. Applicants whose degrees do not meet these standards may be denied admission to graduate degree programs at Kansas State University.Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. A limited amount of credit for experience, when awarded as an acceptable part of a bachelor's degree for internships, fieldwork, or the like, is not a cause for denial but must be clearly identified as graded work. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

    Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:

    * Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
    * Graduate Fellowships
    * Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
    * Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.


    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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