College of the Arts
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising

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...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Fashion designers

  • -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

Additional careers

  • 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.