M.Sc. On Campus

Fashion and Apparel Studies

University of Delaware

12 months
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
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The Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware offers a Master of Science in Fashion and Apparel Studies. The program is designed to prepare students to be effective professionals in the global apparel industry. 


All students will complete design at the University of Delaware problem-solving and consumer behavior courses to bring an understanding of both to meet challenges in the global fashion industry. 

The growth and dominance of large multinational apparel brands and retailers has created a need for graduates who are globally oriented and innovative, with apparel product design expertise, consumer behavior expertise, strong research skills, an understanding of social responsibility and sustainability, and strong communication skills. 

Learning outcomes

Graduates will be eligible for key industry positions that create value for a firm by integrating knowledge about consumer research, product design, product merchandising, product sourcing, and product presentation. 

The Fashion and Apparel Studies program has an international focus and emphasizes understanding design, theory, and research as they relate to fashion phenomena. 

Concepts and practices from social responsibility and sustainability underlie the graduate program. The MS in Fashion and Apparel Studies with theses option is designed to provide students interested in future doctoral work in fashion and apparel programs a strong foundation toward that goal. 

An MS in Fashion and Apparel Studies without a thesis is also an option for those students wishing the flexibility to focus their advanced degree toward their academic interests and professional goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Apparel Supply Chains and Social Responsibility
  • Socially Responsible Apparel: Global Policy
  • Sustaining Global Apparel Supply Chains
  • Culture and Work in the Apparel Industry
  • Consumers and Social Responsibility
  • Bringing Social Responsibility to Apparel Corporate Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A nonrefundable application fee submitted with the application. 
    • Applicants must list and upload unofficial transcripts of all post-high school academic work from all institutions attended.
    • Applicants must submit a Personal Statement or answer specific questions or essays as part of the application; a Resume
    • Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) admission test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

990 - 1700 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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