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Graduate Program

Textiles and Apparel Graduate Program

Master of Science in Textile and Apparel Technology (MSTAT)

The international textile and apparel industry operates as a total system that integrates environment, strategy, structure, and performance. Innovative research, effective product management and design, and optimal product management rely on the creative use of advanced technology. The master’s program is designed to prepare students to meet the challenges of design-driven industries through innovative problem solving, product development, and managerial strategies that incorporate the application of new technologies.

The University of Texas offers a M.S. in Textile and Apparel Technology that focuses on material synthesis and characterization, textile evaluation, computer-aided design, and textile conservation. The program is designed to prepare individuals for service, research, teaching in academia, government, and industry. The graduate program in Textile and Apparel Technology offers a Master of Science with thesis.
The graduate program includes study in the following:

  • Performance Simulation and Evaluation of Textiles
  • Body Scanning and Virtual Clothing
  • Mass Customization of Apparel
  • Protective Textiles and Apparel
  • Biomedical Textiles
  • Functional Fibers and Polymers

For more information, contact:

Graduate Coordinator–MSTAT
Tiffany Swonke
Graduate Coordinator
Division of Textiles and Apparel
512-471-0941
Email: tiffany.swonke@austin.utexas.edu

US Postal Address:
University of Texas at Austin
School of Human Ecology
Division of Textiles and Apparel
200 W. 24th St. Stop 2700
Austin, TX 78712-0141

Physical and Delivery Address:
University of Texas at Austin
School of Human Ecology
Division of Textiles and Apparel
200 West 24th Street, GEA 110
Austin, TX 78712

Faculty Advisor–MSTAT
Graduate Program in Textile and Apparel Technology
Dr. Bugao Xu, Ph.D.
Office: GEA 225
Office Phone: (512) 471-7226
Fax: (512) 471-5630
Email: bxu@mail.utexas.edu

TXA Graduate Student Handbook [Word]