Graduate Program

Admissions | Curriculum

The Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship welcomes a new Master of Science degree in Retail Entrepreneurship with a major in Textiles and Apparel Entrepreneurship (MS-TAE). This program will enable students to gain the tools necessary to succeed in textile and apparel industries, while enhancing research and technical skills needed for new product design, development and management. This program will prepare graduates for careers in quality analysis and textile testing.

The curriculum will delve into topics involving the process of innovation, testing and analysis, introduction to entrepreneurship and supply chain, manufacturing, distribution, advancement, and consumption in the area of textile and apparel product development. The graduate degree will prepare tomorrow’s textile and apparel industry leaders with entrepreneurial insights through the exploration of new technologies while gaining a better understanding of the advancements in the current industry. Download our brochure for more information, or contact Kaylee Blanchard at

Admission Requirements 

Admission to graduate study at Florida State University is a two-fold evaluation process. The Office of Admissions determines eligibility for admission to the University, and the academic department determines admissibility to the degree program. Final admission to the University is subject to approval by the Office of Admissions. The minimum university graduate admission requirement is all students must hold a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution.

We admit students to our main-campus graduate program for fall semester only. Admissions decisions will be sent via email to the email address included in your application. Deadline: July 1. 

Application Process

  • Complete and submit the University Admissions Office’s Online Application. Materials to be submitted within the application are as follows:
    • Current Resume or C.V.
    • Applicant Statement Questions (online form)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation – at least one academic reference letter is required (recommendation letters are submitted electronically through the online application)
    • Pay a non-refundable application fee of $30. Applications will not be reviewed until the fee has been paid
  • Submit a completed Residency Affidavit. All applicants must submit this form, which is completed online through the application portal
  • Arrange for copies of official transcripts to be sent from each college or university attended. These must come from the schools; student copies of unofficial transcripts are not acceptable for formal admission
    • Unofficial or student copies are acceptable to evaluate applications, but official transcripts directly from the institutions are required for formal admission to Florida State University
    • Current or recently graduated FSU students are not required to submit official transcripts, unless you have attended other institutions after graduating from FSU
  • Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or an equivalent nationally standardized graduate admission test. Request to have test scores sent to FSU
  • International applicants: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for students who did not earn an undergraduate degree from an English-speaking country

Program Requirements

The MS in Textiles and Apparel Entrepreneurship (MS-TAE) degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework: 21 credit hours of core courses and 9 credit hours of electives. This program can be completed in one year (three semesters) if taken at a full-time capacity.

Core Curriculum

The current core curriculum (21 credit hours) required to be taken by all MS-TAE students includes the following:

  • ENT 5XXX Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 hrs)
  • COM 5312 Research Methods in Communication (3 hrs)
  • CTE 5XXX Quality Assurance Assessment (3 hrs)
  • CTE 5XXX Advancements in Textile Technology (3 hrs)
  • CTE 5815 Retail Technologies (3 hrs)
  • CTE 5471 Sustainability and Human Rights (3 hrs)
  • ENT 5XXX Textile and Entrepreneurship Trends & Investigations (3 hrs)

Elective Curriculum

Students are required to take 9 hours of elective coursework. Elective options include the following, but are not limited to:

  • ENT 5XXX Design Thinking (3 hrs)
  • ENT 5XXX Consumer Behavior (3 hrs)
  • CTE 5XXX Product Development (3 hrs)
  • CTE 5XXX Textiles for Interiors (3 hrs)
  • ENT 5901 Supervised Research / Directed Individual Study (3 hrs)