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Family and Consumer Sciences|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Master's in Family and Consumer Sciences
Textiles, Merchandising & Design Emphasis


The Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design graduate program emphasizes the study of historic clothing and textiles, merchandising of textile and apparel products, and various aspects of apparel design, including both artistic and functional design options. Opportunities also exist for the study of a variety of aspects of interior design and textile science. Faculty members are actively engaged in research and creative scholarship on a variety of topics. One of the goals of this program is the integration of knowledge from the arts and humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, and the application of this knowledge to the solution of human problems and the enhancement of human potential.

Coursework in this area may include but not be limited to the following:

  • Consumer Issues
  • Design Submissions
  • Family Decision Making and Resource Management
  • Fiber Arts
  • Global Textiles Marketplace
  • Green Design
  • Historic Clothing
  • Historic Textiles
  • Interior Design II
  • Textile Industry and the Environment
  • Textile Testing and Product Analysis

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Textiles and Merchandising Graduate Program

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