Degree Requirements, Qualifying Courses, Curriculum
The Textile Technology Management Ph.D. degree requires 72 credits for graduation. All students are required to take four qualifying courses (see below) and two semesters of TTM 801 along with two additional courses determined in consultation with the chair of the student’s dissertation committee. Students must also successfully defend a critical literature review and research proposal and a final dissertation defense.
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.
In addition to the following core courses, students can take any 500 or 700 graduate courses from the Wilson College of Textiles or other colleges on campus to support their research. Students need to consult with their major advisor for course selection.
- TTM 710 Textile Technology Management (3 credit hours)
- TTM 731 Decision Models and Applications in Textile and Apparel Management (3 credit hours)
- TTM 750/FPS 750 Advances in Fabric Formation, Structure and Properties (3 credit hours)
- TTM 761 Supply Chain Management and Information Technology (3 credit hours)
- TTM 785 Doctoral Research Methods (3 credit hours)
- TTM 791 Advanced Special Studies in Textile Technology Management (1-4 credit hours)
- TTM 801 Seminar (1 credit hours)
- TTM 830 Independent Study (1-3 credit hours)
- TTM 876 Special Project TTM (1-3 credit hours)
- TTM 885 Doctoral Supervised Teaching (1-3 credit hours)
- TTM 893 Doctoral Supervised Research (1-9 credit hours)
- TTM 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-9 credit hours)
- TTM 896 Summer Dissertation Research (1 credit hour)
- TTM 899 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation (3 credit hours)