Graduate Programs

The Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management prides itself on having one of the top graduate programs of its kind in the world. The unique combination of expert faculty, top-notch learning laboratories, and rigorous academic training prepares graduate students to enter academia or industry with outstanding credentials. We know that our graduates are making an impact within the apparel, hospitality, and food service industries – whether they are conducting cutting-edge research or managing world-class operations, Iowa State is proud to call our alums leaders in the field.

Apparel, merchandising, and design

Graduate studies in apparel, merchandising, and design extend knowledge and research beyond the basics to take a close look at industry-wide issues, such as outsourcing, sustainability, and customer buying behavior. Students in this program are afforded many opportunities to present and publish their research alongside world-renown faculty members.

Master of Science

Master of Science non-thesis degree

Doctor of Philosophy

Distance Doctor of Philosophy

Hospitality management

The hospitality management graduate program gives students the skills to become a true leader within their workplace and industry. From eco-friendly lodging to electronic  check-ins, our graduate students and faculty are studying pertinent issues to this industry and learning the best ways to solve them.

Master of Science

Master of Science non-thesis degree

Doctorate of Philosophy

Distance Doctor of Philosophy