Alumni from the MAT graduate programs hold a variety of positions in many sectors of the merchandising, apparel, and textiles industry.
- Consumer Behavior
- Consumer Textiles/Quality Assurance
- Historic Textiles and Costume
- Cultural and Social Issues of Dress
- Textile and Apparel Merchandising/Management
MAT/HES 600- Research Methods (3)
MAT 650 Survey of Current Theories & Literature (3)
MAT 768 Residence Credit for Master Degree (6)
MAT 772 Seminar in Merchandising and Textiles (3)
STA 570 Basic Statistical Analysis (4)
Courses in Area of Concentration (12)
TOTAL: 30 Hours
Please contact: Dr. Scarlett Wesley
Director of Graduate Studies
318 Erikson Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0050
Graduate students in MAT annually participate in the Southeast Graduate Consortium. The consortium is held each year for the purpose of providing masters students experience in presenting their research to a regional group of peers. Institutions who participate include: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Tennessee, Florida State University, Auburn University, University of Georgia, and University of Kentucky.
UK students attending in 2012 included Mary Graham, Farah Delshad, Susannah Treese and Amanda Caldwell. (Pictured below from left to right.)
Each student's 20-minute presentation highlighted her current research.
Mary Graham - The Effect of Personal Scandal on Celebrity Athlete Endorsements and Shopper's Purchase Intentions
Amanda Caldwell - A Review of Consumer Expectations and Commitments from Rural Retailers
Farah Delshad - The Run for the Roses: Fashion Forecasting the Kentucky Derby
Susannah Treese - The Peacock Revolution and the Beatles: British Men's Fashion from 1963 to 1968
The Graduate Faculty members in MAT cover a wide range of research expertise. Graduate students can review the chart linked below to identify potential thesis committe chairs and members.