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.

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors offers both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Students in the M.S. program may pursue a focus in historic/cultural aspects of dress and textiles, merchandising, interiors, or polymer, fiber & textile science. Students conduct scholarly research and develop skills needed for industry, business, government, and academia. The M.S. program offers flexibility in selecting coursework that enables a student to meet a variety of career goals. All M. S. students complete a master’s thesis. Recent graduates from our M.S. program hold a variety of positions in industry, academia and museums. For more information go to www.fcs.uga.edu/tmi

Graduate programs are directed toward preparation of professionals for careers in business, industry, government and academia.  Two graduate degrees are offered: Master of Science degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors and the PhD degree in Textile Sciences and emphasis in International Merchandising.  All are research degrees that culminate in a thesis (MS) or dissertation (PhD).


Degree Awarded: MS

Degree Code: MS_TXMI

School/College: College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602-3622



Academic Department: Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Dawson Hall
Athens, GA 30602-3622

Graduate Coordinator: Yoo-Kyoung Seock


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