Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- 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 or Textile Science*
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.M.S. Specializations
- Textile Science
- Textile History (emphasis in quilt studies)
- Textile and Apparel Design
Distance Education OpportunitiesM.A. with this area of study only:
- Textile History with an emphasis in quilt studies
- Merchandising (GPIDEA)
Contacts for Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design
Dr. Michael James
Dr. Yiqi Yang
Miss Sharon Reeder
234 Home Economics
Lincoln NE 68583-0802
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
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, IELTS 6.5
- Letter of application describing educational and career goals
- Three recommendation letters
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design
|For priority consideration||Fall: February 1 Spring: October 1|
|Otherwise||Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.|
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 MoreStudents in Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design are most likely to take courses in: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
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