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Master of Textiles


The Master of Textiles is a non-thesis degree that may be completed totally online. Its objective is to provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their educational background. There is no thesis or foreign language requirement. A final comprehensive oral examination is required. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.

Selina Williams,
Administrative Support Specialist
Phone: 919-515-6627
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
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Career prospects
(What can I do with this program of study?)

Students completing the Master of Textiles may find productive careers in the textile supply chain, in research laboratories, in government agencies or in higher education. This degree is of particular value to those who have some professional experience between the time they received their undergraduate degree and the time they enter the graduate degree program or who have specific career goals in the textile industry.

(What will I learn?)

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required for the degree.

Each student develops a plan of graduate work under the direction of an assigned faculty advisor. All course work must be at the 500 level or above. However, up to three credit hours of advanced undergraduate 400 level course work from outside of the department may be allowed on the plan of work. Normally no more than nine credit hours of supporting courses from outside the department are allowed on the plan of work.

Full-time students must form a graduate committee and have an approved Plan of Graduate Work by the end of the first semester. Not all graduate textiles courses listed in the North Carolina State University Course Catalog are offered online, and only a limited number are offered online each year.

Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 30

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Textiles, or in any other related area, may apply to the Master's program.

Graduate School application deadlines:

  • Fall semester: June 25 (US citizens); March 1 (Internationals)
  • Spring semester: November 25 (US citizens); July 15 (Internationals)
  • Summer I: March 25 (US citizens); December 15 (Internationals)
  • Summer II: May 10 (US citizens): December 15 (Internationals)

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

Students develop a plan of graduate work under the direction of a faculty advisor. The program must be completed within six calendar years from the date of the first course in the plan of work.

Full-time graduate students enroll in three courses (nine credit hours) per semester; part-time graduate students typically enroll in one or two courses (three or six credit hours) per semester. Students must be continuously enrolled once their graduate program has begun.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Up to nine credit hours of relevant courses taken as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student at NC State may be included in the program with the approval of the student’s advisory committee. NDS students may register for Spring, Summer or Fall semesters.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $12,224.10
Non-resident: $26,774.10

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