Your Future Starts Here

Welcome, future and current Wilson College of Textiles doctoral candidates! We are excited to help guide you on your Ph.D. journey as you pursue your academic and research goals. Now, more than ever, our world needs your knowledge and passion to ensure a safer today – and create a better tomorrow.

Recognized as the global leader in textile education and research, the Wilson College is a driving force in the resurgent textile industry. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the awarding of our first Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science (FPS) – and our 30th  year offering the Textile Technology Management (TTM) degree. Our longevity and success in both programs reflects more than excellence. It underscores our deep and unwavering commitment to provide the best research and teaching in these critical fields.

We encourage you to explore this website and discover why the Wilson College of Textiles is right for you and learn how we can support you in achieving your goals in the textile and related industries.

Here, you’ll conduct leading-edge research in state-of-the-art laboratories such as the Textile Protection and Comfort Center, the Zeis Textiles Extension and the Nonwovens Institute.

Here, you’ll collaborate with award-winning faculty and scientists renowned in their research areas and making an impact on the global community.

And here, you’ll join a worldwide network of Wilson College students, alumni and industry partners – many at the forefront of life-changing and lifesaving textile discoveries – who exemplify the NC State spirit of “Think and Do.” 

Financial support is available through scholarships and fellowships which carry separate requirements and application deadlines. Of particular note, we are pleased to introduce the 2021-2022 recipients of the prestigious Provost’s Fellowship.

We encourage you to bookmark this site to learn the latest updates and information as well as recent news of Wilson College student and faculty research and awards.   

The Wilson College of Textiles is a diverse and inclusive community, united through our vision, mission and values that connect us all. Since 1971, our College has awarded 456 FPS and 117 TTM doctoral degrees, respectively, to students from 17 countries—and there’s a place for you! We look forward to welcoming you to our Ph.D. family and working together as we envision a compassionate world in which textiles enhance sustainability and quality of life for all.

With best wishes for your success,

Dr. Pamela McCauley

Pamela McCauley, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Yingjiao Xu

Yingjiao Xu, Ph.D.


Director of Ph.D. Programs