Human Sciences (PHD) - Apparel Design

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Human Sciences with a specialization in Apparel Design is designed to educate apparel design scholars who can comprehensively apply theory, knowledge and academic research to their specialties. An in-depth look is taken at fundamental apparel design disciplines as well as relevant interdisciplinary knowledge and technologies, in which students should play a leading role in the future. Related fields will vary depending on the specific focus of the student but may include and are not be limited to anthropology, art, business, education, history, psychology, technology, theater, and women and gender studies.

See Textiles for more information.

Goals and objectives for the specialization in Apparel Design include:

  1. Conduct independent scholarly work in apparel design including hands-on apparel design practices.
  2. Critique and interpret scholarly design work of others and apply to own work. 
  3. Develop a collection of original apparel designs that will be part of an exhibition, runway show or other forms of visual presentation.

Admission Requirements

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS6.5
  • Letter of application describing educational and career goals
  • Resume
  • Three recommendation letters

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