University Catalog 2023-2024

Textiles (MS)

Master of Science Degree Requirements

TT/TTM 601Seminar1
Select six to ten credit hours of the following 600-level courses:6-10
Independent Study in Textile Technology
Master's Supervised Research
Master's Thesis Research
Select 15 credits in the "Specializations" listed below 115
TT/TTM 630Independent Study in Textile Technology3
TT 676/TTM 632Special Projects Textile Technology3
Total Hours30


Textile Design & Fashion
TT 551Advanced Woven Fabric Design3
TT 570Textile Digital Design and Technology3
TT 571Professional Practices in Textile Design and Technology3
TTM 510Apparel Technology Management3
TTM 515Graduate Apparel Product Design3
TTM 517Advanced Computer-Aided-Design for Fashion3
TTM 632/TT 676Special Studies in Textile Product Development1-6
Branding and Retail
TTM 561Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex3
TTM 573Management of Textile Product Development3
TTM 582Global Textile Brand Management and Marketing3
TTM 583Strategic Planning for Textile Firms3
TTM 585Market Research In Textiles3
TTM 588Global Perspectives in Textiles Supply Chain Management3
Textile Technology
TT 504Introduction to Nonwovens Products and Processes 3
TT 520Yarn Processing Dynamics3
TT 530Textile Quality and Process Control3
TT 550Production Mechanics and Properties of Woven Fabrics3
Textile Management
TTM 530Textile Quality and Process Control3
TTM 533Lean Six Sigma Quality3
TTM 535Research Methods and Management3
TTM 561Strategic Technology Management in the Textile Complex3
TTM 581Global Textile and Apparel Business Dynamics3
TTM 583Strategic Planning for Textile Firms3

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