Fashion Merchandising B.S.F.C.S./Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors M.S.

Students in the M.S. program may pursue a focus in historic/cultural aspects of dress and textiles, merchandising, interiors, or 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.

Admission to Program

After a student has 60 hours in the TMI program, they will be eligible to apply for the dual degree (B.S./M.S.) program.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

TXMl 4520/6520, Apparel and Textile Economics (3)
TXMI 4240/6240, Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising (3)
TXMI 4290/6290, History of Dress and Fashion: 19th century to present (3)
TXMI 5240/7240, Retailing of Apparel and Textiles (3)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Required M.S. courses:
TXMI 8050, Research Methods (3)
TXMI 8900, Seminar in TMI (1)
STAT 6210, Introduction to Statistical Methods I (3)
STAT 6220, Introduction to Statistical Methods II (3) or HDFS 7160, Qualitative Methods In Family Science (3)
TXMl 7000, Master's Research (3)
TXMI 7300, Master's Thesis (3)

M.S. courses: Students select 9-12 hours from one of the following research focus areas.

Polymer, Fiber and Textile Sciences:
TXMI 6150 Nonwovens Science and Technology
TXMI 6160 Product Development in the Textiles and Apparel Industries
TXMI 8000 Biomaterials based on Polymers, Fibers and Textiles
TXMI 8120 Polymer Science
TXMI 8130 Chemical and Instrumental Analysis of Polymers and Fibers
TXMI 8180 Physics of Polymer and Fiber Structures
TXMl 6900 Special Topics In TMI

Merchandising and International Trade:
TXMI 6120 Product Standards and Quality Analysis
TXMI 6160 Product Development in the Textiles and Apparel Industries
TXMI 6230 Dress, Culture and Society
TXMI 6240 Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising
TXMI 6250/8270 Merchandising Theories and Methodologies
TXMI 6260 Apparel Trade and International Retailing
TXMI 6270 History of Dress: Antiquity to Nineteenth Century
TXMI 6290 History of Dress and Fashion: 19th Century to the Present
TXMI 6520 Apparel and Textile Economics
TXMI 6580 History of World Textiles
TXMI 6900 Special Topics In Merchandising
TXMI 7240 Retailing of Apparel and Textiles
TXMI 7270 E-taillng In Apparel and Textiles
TXMI 7820 Museum Issues In Historic Clothing and Textiles
TXMI 8240 Advanced Topics In Retailing
TXMI 8260 Advanced Topics In Consumer Behavior
TXMI 8500 Contemporary Topics In Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Interior Environments:
ENGR 6660 Sustainable Building Design
LAND 6040 Community and Place
LAND 6540 Ideas of Community and Place
LAND 6730 Issues and Practices in Sustainable Design
HACE 6300 Advanced Housing Theory
HACE 6350 Household Technology & Systems
HACE 8100 Theory of Households and Markets I
HIPR 6350 Building Materials Conservation
TXMI 6300 Sustainable and Universal Design Studio
TXMI 6370 Contemporary Homes and Furnishings
TXMI 6350 History of Design, Interiors, and Furnishings I
TXMI 6360 Decorative Arts and Antiques
TXMI 6380 Interior Fabrics and Materials: Specifications and Estimations
TXMI 6900 Special Topics
TXMI 7320 Professional Practices In Residential Design
TXMI 7310 Advanced Residential Design Methods

Historic/Cultural Dress and Textiles:
TXMI 6120 Product Standards and Quality Analysis
TXMI 6160 Product Development In the Textiles and Apparel Industries
TXMI 6230 Dress, Culture and Society
TXMI 6250 Merchandising Theories and Methodologies
TXMI 6260 Apparel Trade and International Retailing
TXMl 6270 History of Dress: Antiquity to Nineteenth Century
TXMI 6290 History of Dress and Fashion: 19th Century to the Present
TXMI 6330 American Historic House Museums
TXMI 6540 International Textiles and Apparel
TXMI 6580 History of World Textiles
TXMI 7810 Historic Collection Management
TXMI 7820 Museum Issues in Historic Clothing and Textiles
TXMI 6900 Special Topics In TMI

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will be admitted (after Graduate Coordinator and Graduate Faculty review) into the dual degree program that have:
-GPA of 3.0
-Statement of goals, including research interests
-Three letters of recommendation

Program Advisor

  • Name: Suraj Sharma
  • Email: ssharma@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7353
  • Address: 352 Dawson Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Fashion Merchandising B.S.F.C.S.
  • Department/College: Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Advising Contact

  • Name: Katalin Medvedev
  • Email: medvedev@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4307
  • Address: 319 Dawson Hall

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors M.S.
  • Department/College: Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Advising Contact

  • Name: Suraj Sharma
  • Email: ssharma@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7353
  • Address: 352 Dawson Hall