Doctor of Philosophy in Apparel, Merchandising & Design
Iowa State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Apparel, Merchandising & Design is a fashion design degree available from Iowa State University.  This degree in fashion is designed for working professionals as a hybrid program.  Courses are taught by an award-winning faculty who help students learn the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in industries, museums, or academia.   In addition to courses that teach students about apparel, merchandising, and design, you will also take courses designed to improve your communication skills.  Coursework incorporates verbal and interpersonal communication skills along with skills needed to communicate with professional and non-academic audiences effectively.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Iowa State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Requires 1-2 short on-campus summer sessions