Program Overview

Our Master of Fashion Industry Studies (M.F.I.S) is designed to help you stand out in the competitive fashion industry. During the program, you’ll work on projects with local, regional, national and/or international fashion companies to gain real world, industry experience. By taking six credits in Fashion Industry Studies Thesis I, you can also design your own thesis research to explore and develop innovative solutions to the fashion industry. 

The M.F.I.S. program takes two years to complete and involves 30 credit hours.

CORE COURSE OVERVIEW

The following courses are required study as part of your degree. You’ll learn about critical issues in the fashion industry and create research to build your understanding and skills in how to overcome various challenges.

  • A Unifying Lens – This course gives you an introduction on which to build your research. It brings the cutting-edge and emerging trends in the global fashion economy to the classroom.  
  • Forms of Inquiry – During this course, you’ll learn techniques to design and carry out research into pragmatic solutions for industry challenges.  
  • Advanced Fashion Practice This course teaches you how to draw the most meaningful implications from your research. 

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE


TUITION AND COSTS


APPLY FOR A PLACE 

We’re now taking applications for our Master’s program for Fall 2022. To submit your application for our full-time, two-year program, visit the Graduate Studies Admissions webpage. Please make sure you apply by the following deadline to be considered as a priority applicant:

  • Fall 2022 Admission - April 15, 2022

We’ll still consider your application if you submit it after the deadline, but spaces will depend on availability.

APPLY


GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

If you would like to gain work experience and help drive our faculty forward while you study, you can apply for a Graduate Assistantship role. We’re now accepting applications for Fall 2021 until the following deadline:

Assistantships - Feb. 15, 2022

Please send a one-page resume and a completed and signed application form to MFIS@kent.edu