M.S. in Fashion Apparel Studies
This graduate program is for the professional interested in developing advanced-level management and technical expertise associated with one of the world’s largest employers: the fashion/apparel industry. Through a carefully designed educational program, the student develops unique analytical, creative and problem-solving skills. Graduate students with differing professional goals and interests are brought together in common courses and the seminar program.
The curriculum includes core and elective courses and a choice of writing a Research Paper or writing and defending a Thesis. The Research Paper option includes 25 hours of core courses, 9 credit hours of electives and 3 credit hours for the Research Paper. The Thesis option includes 22 hours of core courses, 6 credit hours of electives, 2 credit hours for Thesis Preparation and 4 credit hours for completing the Thesis.
About the Kanbar College
Kanbar College offers an innovative and transdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning that provides students with the skills and knowledge to think creatively, brainstorm out-of-the-box ideas and work collaboratively to come up with innovative solutions to complex problems.
Through the integrated DEC core curriculum, students gain the added value of expertise in related fields, as well as deep discipline-specific knowledge. The program retains the core learning of each major while forging new collaborations between designers, engineers and entrepreneurs. By learning in a transdisciplinary environment, students go on to be better, more effective leaders in their professions.
The critical-thinking and creativity skills of the designer naturally combine with the analysis and problem solving skills of the engineer and the planning and project-management skills of the business professional to form a “suite of expertise” that makes them uniquely qualified to address today’s real-world problems.
By bringing design, engineering and business disciplines together, Kanbar College pushes students to think beyond the boundaries of existing academic fields and focus on innovation through teamwork, collaboration and connections with industry partners, with an emphasis on critical thinking and real-world problem solving skills.
This pioneering curriculum prepares students to excel at jobs that exist today, as well as ones that will emerge tomorrow, adapt to changes in their professions and collaborate with colleagues in other fields. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace through real-world experience working on industry-sponsored projects.
Tuition fee - 2011-12 academic year: $892 per credit
Financial Aid: At Philadelphia University, we are committed to making a high-quality, professional education affordable for every qualified student. If meeting educational costs is a concern, we encourage you to apply for financial aid, regardless of family financial circumstances. Many of our graduate students receive aid in the form of loans, assistantships and/or scholarships.