Fashion and apparel is a $4 trillion dollar annual business worldwide. Across the supply chain, the U.S. fashion and apparel industry directly employs more than 4 million people, who undertake positions ranging from product developers, sourcing managers, merchandisers, buyers, and marketing professionals, just to name a few. As the U.S. fashion and apparel industry continues to focus on high-value parts—research & development, design and marketing, demand for professionals with a postgraduate degree in these fields is growing steadily. Graduates of our M.S. program are also highly sought for Ph.D. programs at major universities.
The University of Delaware is strategically located near world leaders in high performance textile manufacturing. Companies such as DuPont, Gore, and Invista. Furthermore, the department is able to take full advantage of various opportunities in the fashion industry in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and other major metropolitan areas due to its close proximity.
Areas of Focus in the Graduate Program
Management and Marketing • Consumer Behavior • Cross-Cultural Research •
Historical/Cultural Aspects of Dress • International Trade and Policy •
Product Development and Design • Social Responsibility • Sustainability •
Textile Research and Development
MS in Fashion and Apparel Studies – Thesis (31 Credits)
MS in Fashion and Apparel Studies – Professional Project (31 Credits)
Graduate Certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business (9 Credits)
Tuition and Affordability
The MS in Fashion and Apparel Studies program makes attending
the University of Delaware affordable through graduate assistantship/fellowship
and generous tuition discounts. The tuition of MS in
Fashion and Apparel Studies and Graduate Certificate in Socially
Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business is $1,000 per credit (subject to
have an annual increase of the same percent as regular UD graduate tuition),
which is about 45% less than regular UD graduate tuition rate.
For questions, please contact Dr. Huantian Cao, Director of Graduate Studies
303 Alison Hall South
Download our graduate program brochure FASH graduate program brochure.pdf