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Textile and Apparel Management

About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development and manufacturing; apparel marketing and merchandising; e-commerce, global sourcing and supply chain management, economic/trade issues related to textile and apparel; historical and cultural aspects of textiles and dress; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

MS in textile and apparel management; and PhD in human environmental sciences with an emphasis area in textile and apparel management.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Recommended Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 500 500 160
On or after August 1, 2011 153 144 3.0

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies application)
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or university you have attended
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is required for Apparel Design applicants. (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • TOEFL scores if international student

Contact Information

College of Human Environmental Sciences
Leona Nichols
137 Stanley Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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