About This Program
The global fashion industry is competitive, but it also offers an incredibly rewarding career. With our Master of Fashion Industry Studies degree, you can gain real-world experience, valuable connections and an in-depth understanding of fashion’s global value chain to stand out, and thrive in the industry. Read more...
Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*
- -4.4% decline
- 28,300 number of jobs
- $75,810 potential earnings
Buyers and purchasing agents
- -8.8% decline
- 449,300 number of jobs
- $66,690 potential earnings
Market research analysts and marketing specialists
- 17.7% much faster than the average
- 738,100 number of jobs
- $65,810 potential earnings
- Fashion entrepreneur
- Supply chain director or manager
- Assistant buyer
- Inventory planning analyst
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
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- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university1
- Minimum 3.300 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
- Official transcripts(s)
- GRE or GMAT scores if GPA is below 3.300 for conditional admission
- Goal statement (maximum 1,000 words) relating career/academic goals and research interests as they relate to critical issue(s) the applicant has identified in current fashion industry practice
- Supportive materials that demonstrate research and writing capabilities (e.g., significant term paper, research project report and/or visual portfolio with minimum 5-10 examples of work in any media documenting design process)
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score
- Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score
- Minimum 82 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 65 PTE score
- Minimum 120 Duolingo English score
- Fall Semester
- Funding deadline: February 15
Applications must be submitted by this deadline to be considered for an assistantship or any other funded position.
- Application deadline: April 15
Applications received after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a capacity for critical analysis of fashion to identify pertinent issues.
- Demonstrate an ability to use cross-disciplinary and applied research methods with appropriate knowledge and technologies.
- Demonstrate the skill of critically generating concepts and-or pragmatic solutions through testing and experimentation that connects fashion history, theory and-or practice(s).
- Demonstrate abilities to effectively synthesize ideas and present innovative and pragmatic research-based investigations.
The Master of Fashion Industry Studies degree in Fashion Industry Studies addresses the highly interdisciplinary character of practice within fashion as an industry.
Fashion Industry Studies is an initial master's level degree for the academic advancement of students to engage in learning and experiences applicable to the fashion industry. The degree program prepares professionals who intentionally use cross-disciplinary and applied research methods to address complex issues and provide impactful solutions for the fashion industry.