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.


  • Requires 1-2 short on-campus summer sessions
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE test scores
  • Proof of English language proficiency

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission