Apparel, Merchandising, and Design


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Emphasis (for program use only): Aesthetics, Consumer Behavior, Design, History, Merchandising, Product Development, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Social Science (no Textile Engineering offered)

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Ann Marie Fiore
Phone: 515-294-9303
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: on-campus student applications due February 1; hybrid student applications due March 15

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Electronic link to portfolio required for design and product development-focused students
16 in section 1 of TOEFL Internet (iBT)
Statement of Purpose (500 word limit if not sent electronically with application explain why and what you want to study)

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Apparel, Merchandising and Design
LouAnn Doyle, 31 MacKay Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1121