Graduate Programs


Research-Based solutions for the fashion industry

The Master of Fashion Industry Studies is a 30-credit, initial masters level degree for academic advancement applicable to the fashion industry. The M.F.I.S. Thesis, accompanied by a visual presentation/representation, will robustly address the highly interdisciplinary character of fashion and propose an innovative and pragmatic research-based solution for the fashion industry.

Our Master of Fashion Industry Studies graduate program is accepting applications now for Fall 2021! To submit your application for our full-time, two-year program, visit the Graduate Studies Admissions webpage. 

 Application Deadlines

  • Assistantships - Feb. 15, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Admission - April 15, 2021

Applications must be complete by these above dates to be considered for graduate assistantships. Applications for School of Fashion graduate program are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority is given to applicants who meet the above deadlines. Applications received after the deadlines are accepted as space allows at the discretion of the graduate faculty. 

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Kent State Offering In-State Tuition discount for graduate programs

Do you have a bachelor's degree from an Ohio Institution? Kent State is now offering in-state tuition for master's degree programs to anyone who has earned a bachelor's degree from an Ohio institution! Domestic master's students who are newly admitted for the upcoming Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 semesters are now eligible to receive in-state tuition! 

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For more information about our Master of Fashion Industry Studies program,

email MFIS@KENT.EDU or contact our Graduate Studies Coordinator,

Dr. Jihyun (J) Kim-Vick: or 330-672-1473