The PhD in Human Sciences, option in Design, Housing and Merchandising (DHM), is designed
to promote breadth, depth and integration of knowledge in apparel design and production;
interior design; and merchandising. Graduates develop into scholars who conduct high-quality
research, provide relevant instruction and develop effective solutions to address
the needs of individuals in diverse communities as they use garments, interact with
others in virtual and physical spaces and shop in retail and virtual environments.
Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.5 minimum graduate GPA required)
Professional goal statement (two-pages)
Three letters of recommendation
Scholarly writing sample
Full-time students may be eligible for graduate assistantships in the Department of
Design, Housing & Merchandising as either as a Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) or
a Graduate Research Associate (GRA). These positions are highly competitive and typically
awarded in the spring semester. Those granted assistantships are eligible to receive
a tuition waiver, health insurance and stipend.