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Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Fashion Design

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
MSFull-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Fall enrollment requires a waiver from all summer accelerated design and drawing prerequisites by portfolio review. Winter and spring enrollment requires special departmental approval.

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsN/AN/AN/AApr. 1
International StudentsN/AN/AN/AFeb. 1

Requirements

For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    We prefer that you apply online to Drexel. Apply now:

    Apply Online

  • Transcripts

    Provide transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 90/577/233). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Essay

    Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel; your short-term and long-term career plans; and how your background, experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully.

    Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

  • Résumé

    Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to enroll@drexel.edu.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required. Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

  • I-20 Application and Supporting Financial Documents (international applicants only)

    Print and complete the I-20 Application Form [PDF] and submit it with your supplemental materials.

  • Portfolio (optional)

    A portfolio is not required for acceptance into the program. Applicants may present a portfolio for department review in order to be waived from certain prerequisite courses. Please contact Kathi Martin, Director of Graduate Fashion, at martink@drexel.edu for advice on portfolio content. Do not submit your portfolio to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Mail your portfolio directly to the Fashion Design program at:
    Alphonso McClendon
    mcclena@drexel.edu
    Director, Graduate Fashion
    Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
    Drexel University
    3215 Market Street, Suite 13-603
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Mailing Addresses

  • By Postal Mail
    Drexel University
    Application Processing
    PO Box 34789
    Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
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    Drexel University
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    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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