Master of Textiles Degree Requirements and Program Structure

The M.T. is a non-thesis degree requiring a minimum of 30 hours of coursework. The M.T. degree typically takes 2 years to complete, but may be completed in as little as a year.  The M.T. must be completed within 6 years, and students must be continuously enrolled once they begin their graduate program. Students may request a leave of absence from the program for one semester at a time, with two (2) semesters maximum. Graduate students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to remain in the program and have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of graduation.

The M.T. program is also available entirely via distance education and may be completed on a part time basis. 

Students must meet all the rules outlined in the Graduate School Administrative Handbook

Coursework

  1. Of the 30 hours required for the M.T. degree, the following coursework may be included.
    1. A minimum of 18 to 30 credit hours of TT/TTM coursework at the 500 or 700 levels.
  2. Of the 30 hours required for the M.T. degree, the following coursework may be included.
    1. A maximum of nine (9) credit hours of supporting coursework from outside the Department (non TT/TTM courses). This may be increased to a maximum of 12 hours for students taking 6-credit hour classes in the College of Design.
    2. A maximum of 3 credit hours of advanced undergraduate 400 level coursework from outside of the College may be substituted for coursework at the 500 or 700 levels.
    3. Six (6) credit hours of the following independent study (IS) courses. Please note, when taking TT/TTM 630,632 or when taking TT/TTM 591 as an independent study, you must submit this IS form before you can register.
TT/TTM 630Independent Study 1-6
TTM 632Special Studies in Textile Product Development1-6
TT/TTM 591Special Studies 1-6

d. A maximum of 12 credit hours of relevant graduate level courses taken as non-degree studies (NDS) at NC State may be transferred into the program with the approval of the student’s advising chair. With a grade of “B” or better. No S or U and 400 level courses can transfer in.

e. A maximum of 9 credit hours of relevant graduate level courses, taken at an accredited University may be transferred into the program with the approval of the student’s advising chair. With a grade of “B” or better. No S or U and 400 level courses can transfer in.

f. Two (2) credit hours of TT/TTM 601 (graduate seminar). Please note, no more than 2 hours of TT/TTM 601 can count toward the degree. Seminar is optional for MT students.

        g. The plan of work must include one committee chair, even though a thesis is not required. The chair is
        typically the student’s advisor.