The Master of Science in Textile Sciences comprises a minimum of 18 credit hours of courses and a thesis, and offers opportunities for in-depth study in the technical and social dimensions of textile product development. The technical dimension includes research opportunities in the physical and chemical properties of textiles, including polymer science. The social dimension includes research opportunities in consumer behaviour toward textiles or textile products, or marketing of textiles or textile products.
Faculty members are involved in research projects in many areas of the field. These include:
Textile products for protective end uses and disabled consumers
Care label research
Country of origin effects in the apparel supply chain
Surface modification of textile materials for durable antistatic, antibacterial, stain repellent and skin care functions
Analytical chemistry in textiles
Nano-scale textile material for health/medical or biological applications
Mechanical and transport behavior of fibrous/biomedical materials
Stochastic modeling and simulation
Fiber-reinforced composite materials
Space and equipment are available for chemical, physical, microscopic and sensory investigations of textiles, for polymer synthesis and textile surface modification, and for textile product development research.
no accreditation exists for this program