University Catalog 2023-2024

Textiles (MR)

Master of Textiles Degree Requirements

  • Required: 30 credit hours at 500 level or above
  • Optional: maximum of 12 credit hours outside of department
Independent Study Courses
Independent Study in Textile Technology
Special Studies in Textile Product Development
Optional: maximum of two credit hours seminar
Optional: online courses
Understanding the Textile Complex
Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens
Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes
Advanced Nonwovens Processing
Nonwoven Characterization Methods
Nonwoven Product Development
Yarn Processing Dynamics
Filament Yarn Production Processing and Properties
Warp Knit Engineering and Structural Design
Production Mechanics and Properties of Woven Fabrics
Advanced Woven Fabric Design
Formation and Structure of Woven and Knitted Fabrics
Special Studies in Textile Technology
Textile Enterprise Integration
Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex
Management of Textile Product Development
Global Textile and Apparel Business Dynamics
Global Textile Brand Management and Marketing
Strategic Planning for Textile Firms
Market Research In Textiles
Global Perspectives in Textiles Supply Chain Management
Special Studies in Textile Technology Management
Independent Study in Textile Technology

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.



  • Katherine Annett-Hitchcock
  • Kristin A. Barletta
  • A. Blanton Godfrey
  • Maureen Grasso
  • Byoungho Ellie Jin
  • Traci A. M. Lamar
  • Karen K. Leonas
  • Pamela McCauley
  • Marguerite Moore
  • Lisa Parrillo-Chapman
  • Abdel-fattah M. Seyam
  • Yingjiao Xu

Emeritus Professor

  • Robert A. Barnhardt
  • Subhash K. Batra
  • Nancy L. Cassill
  • Aly El-Shiekh
  • Cynthia L. Istook
  • Trevor J. Little
  • Nancy B. Powell
  • Gary W. Smith
  • Moon Won Suh
  • Sam C. Winchester

Assistant Professors

  • Kate Nartker
  • Janie F. Woodbridge

Research Assistant Professor

  • Shaghayegh Arangdad

Associate Professors

  • Helmut Hergeth
  • Kavita Mathur
  • Delisia Matthews
  • Anne Porterfield
  • Lori F. Rothenberg
  • Minyoung Suh
  • Andre J. West

Adjunct Professors

  • Jaap Schut
  • Thomas Theyson
  • Jim Watson

Adjunct Assistant Professors

  • Cassandra Kwon
  • Mohamad Midani

Adjunct Associate Professors

  • David A. Bruner
  • Mike Fralix
  • John Meng
  • Mark Messura
  • Terry G. Montgomery
  • Sam B. Moore
  • Nancy Webster

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Ellen L. Rohde

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Lonny Langston Carter