We integrate instruction with relevant research on textile fiber and polymer science, merchandising and international trade, consumer behavior, historic and cultural aspects of dress and textiles, and design solutions for residential interiors.

Degree Type: Doctoral

Degree Program Code: PHD_PFTS

Degree Program Summary:

The department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors offers two areas of study under the Ph.D. degree: Polymer, Fiber & Textile Sciences and International Merchandising. The Ph.D. Emphasis in Polymer, Fiber & Textile Sciences provides opportunities for individuals who wish to pursue research in this area of science at the frontier of the discipline. The Ph. D. Emphasis in International Merchandising provides opportunities for concentrated study in international apparel and textiles retailing, international production and trade, global sourcing, international business practices and e-commerce in a global setting.

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The Ph.D. program provides students with the opportunity to pursue scholarly activities in Polymer, Fiber and Textile Sciences and International Merchandising. Students take core courses in the department and courses outside the department in statistics and their concentration and supporting area. A dissertation is required of all Ph.D.

Locations Offered:

Athens (Main Campus)

College / School:

College of Family & Consumer Sciences

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Drive
Athens, GA 30602



Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

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