Application Procedures

Admissions to all graduate programs at K-State are processed through Kansas State University's Graduate School. Below are links to assist your application process as well as additional information to clarify expectations.

  • Review admission procedures and requirements in the Graduate Handbook.
  • Review the steps in the application process.
  • Begin the application process.
  • Be aware that international students have specific application deadlines and requirements (i.e., English Proficiency test, and Affidavit of Support form).
  • All applicants are required to prepare a Personal Statement. As part of the statement, discuss your reasons or motivations for pursuing a graduate degree in the Fashion Studies program at Kansas State University, including how the program will contribute to your career goals and aspirations. Applicants to the Sustainable Fashion Business MS or PhD programs should also outline specific research interests and identify the graduate faculty members in our department most closely aligned with your scholarly interests and could possibly supervise your thesis or dissertation research. See a complete list of faculty and staff.
  • GRE scores are sent directly from testing agency to K-State (6334) or IDFS (4604). No minimum scores are required. The GRE requirement is waived for the online MS in Merchandising.
  • The application system allows you to upload a portfolio. This is not required, however if desired you may upload samples of your work to supplement your application materials.

How to Submit Materials

To submit materials, please visit the Graduate School website and follow the instructions.

Review by Graduate Faculty

Applications are reviewed after they are complete in the online application system and the application fee has been paid. IDFS graduate faculty review applications and decide whether to recommend admission at monthly graduate program meetings. It is advised that applicants contact graduate faculty members prior to applying to ensure there is a match between the applicants’ research interests and faculty expertise. If admission is recommended by the IDFS graduate faculty, the Graduate School conducts a final review. In the event the faculty decide against admission, the applicant is notified by letter sent via email.

Assistantships and Scholarships

Graduate Assistants
The department has limited funding to support Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs). If you are interested in applying for educational support funding, please visit CollegeNET for assistantship opportunities and application.

Assistantship applications are due January 8th with a decision announced by March 15th.

Some non-service scholarship funding is awarded. This application will allow your name to be considered for any scholarship for which you qualify.

Please visit CollegeNET for scholarship opportunities and application.

Contact Gina Jackson, Administrative Specialist


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