Graduate Students

Our graduate programs in the apparel, events, and hospitality management department are known for their rigorous research and academic standards, as well as the quality interaction each student receives from faculty members.

Perhaps what speaks so well of AESHM graduate programs – beyond international rankings and alumni success – is the expertise of the faculty members you’ll be working with every day. The Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program proudly claims to have the single largest group of textbook authors anywhere in the field of fashion – so not only are you learning out of a relevant, applicable textbook, but your professor is likely the one who wrote it. Little-known facts like these are what makes the AESHM graduate program shine amongst its peers. Within the Ames community and Iowa State campus, you will have access to a variety of resources that will make your transition to graduate school seamless. Nearly 29,000 students call Ames their home, and from transportation options such as CyRide, to on-campus events, fellow students, faculty members, and staff are here to help you in your new adventure. The AESHM department offers the following graduate programs:

Apparel, merchandising, and design

Master of Science

Master of Science non-thesis degree

Doctor of Philosophy

Distance Doctor of Philosophy

Hospitality management

Master of Science

Master of Science non-thesis degree

Doctorate of Philosophy

Distance Doctor of Philosophy: