Grad School Profile: MS in Fashion Studies at UDelaware

Institution: The University of Delaware.

Location: Newark, Delaware.

Department: Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.

Concentration(s): MS in Fashion Studies.

Application Deadline: February 1st to be considered for funding, otherwise July 1st for fall admission.

Admission Requirements: Application form (online); A GRE taken within the past five years, with a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1050 and no less than 550 on the verbal; a personal statement describing the applicant’s interests and intellectual goals, and how this program would meet their goals and objectives; resume; a writing sample (e.g., a research paper from a senior-level course); three letters of recommendation; official academic transcripts; TOEFL scores (if applicable); portfolios may also be required.

Tuition and Financial Aid: $9,040.00 for in-state students, $24,240.00 for out-of-state students, full-time students (as of Fall 2010, exclusive of mandatory fees and room and board expenses).  Financial aid and scholarships are available. Teaching assistantships are available; apply by February 1st to be considered.

Course Curriculum and Degree Requirements: Master’s students take 32 credit hours of course work and research.  Students must complete 6 credits in research methods and complete a Masters thesis in order to graduate.

Course Highlights: The MS program is unique in that all students complete design innovation and consumer behavior courses to bring an understanding of both to solving problems in the global fashion industry. Socially responsible and sustainable concepts and practices underlie the graduate program. Graduates will be able to create value for a firm by integrating knowledge about consumer research and product design, merchandising, sourcing, and presentation.

Professional Goals: The MS in Fashion Studies program at the University of Delaware is good for those students wishing to expand their working knowledge of sustainable and eco-fashion, on the business and sociological level.  Students interested in the psychological aspect of fashion and consumerism will also benefit from the courses taught in this program.

Contact: Marsha Dickson, Department Chairperson.

Click here to view program’s website.

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