All students must take the following four qualifying courses before scheduling their preliminary exam:
- TTM 710 Textile Technology Management (Fall)
- TTM 785 Doctoral Research Methods (Fall)
- TTM 750 Advances in Fabric Formation, Structure, and Properties (Spring)
- TTM 731 Decision Models and Applications in Textile and Apparel Management (Spring)
All students are expected to complete the “qualifying course” requirement by the end of the third semester. Every student must obtain a grade of B or better in each of the four qualifying courses chosen to move forward to the preliminary exam.