Foundational Course (3 hours)
FMD 604 - Scholarship in Textiles and Clothing 3(3-0)
Note: In order to be eligible to apply for graduate assistanships, students must choose Plan A option.
Select from the following options:
Plan A: Thesis/Creative Scholarship (27 hours)
- 6 hours of graduate courses related to Research Methods and/or Statistics
- 12 hours of FMD graduate level courses
- 3 hours of supporting courses outside FMD
- Select one of the following for 6 hours:
- FMD 798 - Thesis 1-6(Spec)
- FMD 796 - Creative Scholarship 1-6(Spec)
Plan B: Internship (33 hours)
- 15 hours of FMD graduate level courses
- 12 hours of supporting courses outside FMD
- 6 hours of the following:
- FMD 635 - Advanced Internship 1-6(Spec)
Plan C: Course Work (33 hours)
- 18 hours of FMD graduate level courses
- 15 hours of supporting courses outside FMD
- Plus written and oral examination over course work administered by the student's advisor and committe members.
comprehensive exam will be designed to measure outcomes related to the
student's program rather than outcomes which are limited to particular
courses. The component, format and time set for the comprehensive
examination will be determined by the major advisor in consultation with
other faculty on the student's committee. The exam may require the
student to answer a detailed question, write a research proposal on a
particular topic, describe a process for developing a product, complete a
case analysis, provide a critical review of a manuscript, or solve a
particular problem. Students may use their course materials and other
sources of information in answering the exam question.
comprehensive examination will be administered during the fall (First
full week of November) or spring semester (First full week of April) in
which the student plans to complete the courses required on their
program of study. Students are responsible for notifying their advisor
during the first week of their final semester indicating their intent to
take the comprehensive written examination that semester.
faculty comprising the student's supervisor committee will have two
weeks to review the exam responses. The student will be notified of the
outcome shortly thereafter. An oral defense of the written exam may be
scheduled if deemed necessary by the major professor or committee.
Total: 30-36 hours