Apparel, Merchandising, and Design Distance Doctor of Philosophy

ISU offers a distance (hybrid) Ph.D. in Apparel, Merchandising, and Design for working professionals. In the distance Doctor of Philosophy program, award-winning ISU faculty prepare you to succeed as a professional in industry, museums, or academia.

This hybrid distance program features one or two short on-campus summer coursework sessions (that help meet the residency requirement). Other credits can be done at a distance.

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Application deadline is April 15.

Visit the ISU Graduate College site for application requirements.

Curriculum requirements

72 total credit hours:

  • 36 credits must be taken at ISU
  • 24 credits must be taken at ISU over 6 consecutive semesters to earn residency
  • 6 credits must be taken in the first summer
  • Sample Ph.D. plan (pdf)

Scholarships and financial aid

Scholarships and graduate teaching/research assistantships are available for on-campus students.


Contact the Director of Graduate Education (DOGE) for apparel, merchandising, and design with any questions.

Ann Marie Fiore, Ph.D.
1062 LeBaron Hall