Philadelphia Offers Doctoral Program

Philadelphia Offers Doctoral ProgramPhiladelphia University, Philadelphia, will offer its first
doctoral program, a Ph.D. in textile engineering and science, beginning in fall 2003. The program
will center on textile technology as it applies to aerospace, biomedical materials, protective
materials and recreation.Doctoral students will receive advanced classroom instruction, participate
in federally funded research projects, and work with companies and organizations such as the
National Textile Center.With the recent Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
accreditation of our B.S. in Textile Engineering program and this new Ph.D. program, we are able to
offer the full spectrum of textile engineering education to our students, said David Brookstein,
Sc.D., dean, School of Textiles and Materials Technology, Philadelphia University. These graduates
will ultimately help fuel the explosive growth of new textile opportunities, and will help guide
the United States textile industry into a high-tech developer and producer of specialty products.
July 2003