Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

Degrees
  • M.A. in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design
  • M.S. in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design
  • Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a specialization in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design*
Areas of Study
  • Merchandising
  • Textile History (emphasis in quilt studies)
  • Textile Science
  • Textile and Apparel Design


Distance Education Opportunities

M.A. with this area of study only:
  • Textile History with an emphasis in quilt studies
M.S. with this specialization only:
  • Merchandising (GPIDEA)


Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Rita Kean
  • Graduate Secretary
    Miss Sharon Reeder
    sreeder1@unl.edu
    402-472-2911
  • Department Address
    234 Home Economics
    Lincoln NE 68583-0802


Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


See also: steps to admission.

Required by Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
  • Letter of application describing career interests
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational goals
  • Three recommendation letters

Application Deadline

For priority consideration
   Fall: February 1   Spring: October 1
Otherwise
   Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.



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Description

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design offers opportunities for graduate study, research, and creative work in the areas of apparel and textile design, merchandising, costume and textile history, quilt studies, and textile science. An interdepartmental Ph.D. degree in human sciences with a specialization in textiles, merchandising and fashion design is available to those interested in doctoral-level study. Some coursework is available online.

Department resources include apparel design studios, screen-printing, weaving and digital textile printing studios, historic textile and costume collections with over 5,000 pieces maintained in a state-of-the-art climate controlled environment, well-equipped computer aided design, and textile testing and processing laboratories. Internship opportunities in industry, government, museum and gallery settings, as well as domestic and international study programs are available.

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery showcases apparel and textile design work by students, faculty, and invited artists and designers. The International Quilt Study Center and Museum's collections boast over 3,000 antique and contemporary quilts and comprise an unparalleled resource available to students. The collection, which includes objects spanning more than two centuries, forms the research base for graduate degree programs in textile history and quilt studies.

Courses and More

Students in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.


Faculty and Research

Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior; Apparel Merchandising
Textile History; Quilt Studies; Textile Science
Martha Horvay vCard icon
Digital Textile Design; Repeat Pattern Design; Aesthetics and the Quilt; Non-Traditional Quilts
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Merchandising; Consumer Behavior
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History of Dress; Apparel Design; Fiber Art
Entrepreneurship; Business Networks; Rural Retailing; Youth and Communities
Handwoven Textile Art Installations; Community-Based Art Programming
Biomaterials; Biotextiles and Nanofibers; Polymer and Fiber Sciences; Textile Chemistry and Wet Processing

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