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MS in Textile and Apparel Management

This program is for the students who wish to complete thesis (research) as their degree. 

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 7000 level or above is required for the degree, with at least 15 credit hours at the 8000 level or above.  A minimum of 9 credits in Research/Qualitative/Quantitative methods is expected, of which 3 credits are Research Methods and 3 credits Statistics.  A research thesis is required. Six credit hours can be earned for the thesis.  A maximum of 6 credit hours in problems and/or readings may be counted toward the required 30 credit hours.

Core Course Requirements
Textile and Apparel Management (focused group of courses)minimum 9 credit hours
T_A_M 8087Seminar in Clothing and Textiles1
Research Methods/Statisticsminimum 9 credit hours
Supporting areasminimum 6 credit hours
for broadening the theoretical base for the research project
T_A_M 8090Research in Clothing and Textilesminimum 6 credit hours
including pre-proposal, proposal, job market research, and defense presentations

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate degree
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work
  • Minimum TOEFL scores:
Internet-based test (iBT) Paper-based test (PBT)
80 550
  • Recommended Minimum GRE scores:
When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
On or After August 1, 2011 153 / 144 3.0

Required Application Materials

To the Graduate School:

  • All required Graduate School documents
  • Statement of professional objectives (upload to application)
  • Official transcripts from every college or university you have attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Latest vitae or résumé
  • a 2 minute video about the applicant's career goals
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if international student
  • Others; such as writing examples or design portfolio if design student

Admission Contact Information:
A&S Portfolio 2 Graduate Support (muasp2grads@missouri.edu

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