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Graduate Programs in Textiles, Apparel and Related Fields



Degrees Offered

Contact Information

Auburn University
Consumer and Design Sciences
MS and PhD in
Consumer & Design Sciences
Dr. Pamela Ulrich
Ball State University
Family and Consumer Sciences


Dr. Diana Saiki
California State University-Northridge
Family and Consumer Sciences
Apparel Design and Merchandising
Dr. Hira Cho
M.S. in Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Technology
Dr. Maureen MacGillivray
Cornell University
Fiber Science and Apparel Design
MA and PhD in Apparel Design
MS and PhD in Fiber Science
MPS in Design (in development)

Dr. Margaret Frey

Colorado State University
Design and Merchandising

M.S. in Design and Merchandising Dr. Jennifer Paff Ogle

Drexel University

Department of Design

Antoinette Westphal College

of Media Arts & Design

 M.S. Fashion Design


M.S. in Retail & Merchandising

Kathi Martin


Dr. Joseph H. Hancock, II

Framingham State University
Fashion Design and Retailing

Master of Science Concentration in Merchandising (online) 

Graduate Certificate in Merchandising--online

Dr. Irene Foster

Illinois State University
Family and Consumer Sciences
M.S. Dr. Yoon Jin Ma
Iowa State University
Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management
Non-Thesis M.S.
Ph.D. (on campus)
Ph.D. (distance)
Dr. Ann Marie Fiore
Kansas State University*
Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design 
 Ph.D., M.S.
GPIDEA online
 Dr. Sherry Haar
LIM College
  Center for Graduate Studies

MBA-Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship

MPS- Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management
MPS- Fashion Marketing

MPS-Global Fashion Supply Chain Management

Parul Mucciarone

Louisiana State University

Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising


Non-Thesis M.S.


in Textile Science, Apparel Design, or Merchandising

Dr. Jenna Kuttruff

North Carolina State University
Textiles and Apparel, Technology and Management

MS in Textiles (Thesis option)
Master of Textiles (non-thesis option)

Ph.D. in Textile Technology Managment

Dr. Yingjiao Xu

Dr. William Oxenham

North Dakota State University

Distance and Continuing Education

M.S. in Merchandising
Merchandising Graduate Certificate
M.Ed. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Dr. Connie Jadrny

Northern Illinois University
School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
MS in Family and Consumer Sciences
Specialization in Apparel Studies

Dr. Betty Montgomery

Ohio State University

Human Sciences

Ph.D., M.S., non-thesis M.S.

in Consumer Sciences

Dr. Leslie Stoel

Ohio University
Patton College
Apparel, Textiles, Merchandising
Human and Consumer Sciences
Major: Apparel, Textiles, and Mechandising

Dr. Ann Paulins

Oklahoma State University
Design, Housing, and Merchandising


Dr. Jane Swinney


Oregon State University
School of Design and Human Environment
PH.D., M.S., M.A.

Dr. Hsiou-Lien Chen

San Francisco State University
Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics

Apparel Design & Merchandising
Dr. Nancy Rabolt
South Dakota State University
Consumer Sciences

Human Sciences-Merchandising Specialization
Graduate Certificate- Merchandising

Dr. Jane Hegland

Texas State University
School of Family and Consumer Studies

Merchandising and Consumer Studies
Dr. Jiyun Kang

Texas Tech University
Hospitality and Retail Management

M.S., Hospitality & Retail Management
Ph.D., Hospitality Management w/Emphasis in Retail Management

Dr. Deborah Fowler, M.S.

Dr. Betty Stout, Ph.D.

Texas Tech University
Fibers and Biopolymers 

Online Graduate Certificate

Dr. Katie Leigh Meeks

University of Arkansas

School of Human Environmental Sciences


Online MS Graduate Program

Apparel Merchandising and

Product Development


Dr. Kathleen R. Smith


University of Delaware
Fashion and Apparel Studies

M.S. in Fashion and Apparel Studies
Graduate Certificate in Socially Responsiblew and Sustainable Apparel Business

Dr. Huantian Cao
Graduate Program Director

University of Georgia
Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors

M.S. and Ph.D. Programs
Dr. Suraj Sharma
University of Kentucky
Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles
 M.S.  Dr. Scarlett Wesley
 University of Minnesota
  Design, Housing and Apparel
 Dr. Marilyn Delong
  University of Missouri
Textile and Apparel Management


Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design




 Professor Michael James

University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
Dr. Nancy Hodges
University of North Texas
College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism
M.S. in Merchandising
Graduate Certificate in Merchandising
MBA/MS in Merchandising

Dr. Lisa Kennon

University of North Texas

College of Visual Arts and Design

MFA in Design with Concentration in

Fashion Design

Marian O'Rourke-Kaplan

University of Oregon

School of Art + Design

MS in Sports Product Design 

 Susan Sokolowski, PhD

University of Rhode Island
Textiles, Fashion, Merchandising, & Design
M.S. Dr. Linda Welters

University of South Carolina


Master of Retailing (thesis option)

Master of Retailing (non-thesis option)

Dr. Jiyeon Kim

University of Tennessee 

Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management

Ph.D. in Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management 

Dr. Jeanie Lim, Graduate Director

University of Wyoming
Family and Consumer Sciences

M.S. Dr. Bruce A. Cameron
Washington State University
Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles


(thesis option or thesis project option)


(through the Individual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program at WSU)

Dr. Ting Chi

PO Box 70687
Knoxville, TN 37938-0687
Executive Director, Nancy Rutherford, Ph.D