Each of the masters gowns includes a mortarboard and tassel at no extra charge, or faculty members may choose to purchase a velvet master's tam.
The price for deluxe master's gown is $220.00
The price for standard faculty master's gown is $135.00
The price for student master's gown is $58.50
The academic hood is comprised of a fabric shell (usually black), "degree velvet" and "school lining".
The velvet of the graduation hood represents your degree.
For example, the MBA hood uses drab velvet, as shown in the master's gown and hood pictures above. The degree velvet colors for other degrees are shown below:
Academic degree velvet colors
Arts / Letters / Humanities - academic hood velvet: White
Business / Accountancy / Commerce - academic hood velvet: Drab
Communications / Journalism - academic hood velvet: Crimson
Dentistry - academic hood velvet: Lilac
Economics - academic hood velvet: Copper
Education - academic hood velvet: Light Blue
Engineering - academic hood velvet: Orange
Fine Arts (including Architecture) - Brown
Forestry - academic hood velvet: Russet
Journalism - Communications / academic hood velvet: Crimson
Law - academic hood velvet: Purple
Library Science - academic hood velvet: Lemon Yellow
Medicine - academic hood velvet: Hunter Green
Music - academic hood velvet: Pink
Nursing - academic hood velvet: Apricot
Oratory (Speech) - academic hood velvet: Silver - Gray
Pharmacy - academic hood velvet: Olive Green
Philosophy - academic hood velvet: PhD Rich Royal Blue
Physical Education - academic hood velvet: Sage Green
Public Administration (includes Foreign Service) - academic hood velvet: Peacock Blue
Public Health - academic hood velvet: Salmon Pink
Science - academic hood velvet: Bright Gold
Social Work - academic hood velvet: Citron
Theology (including Divinity, Ministry, Religion) - academic hood velvet: Scarlet
Veterinary Science - academic hood velvet: Gray
In addition to the degree colors, each school generally has its own colors. These "school colors" are represented by the colors of the satin lining in the back of the hood. These colors not only vary from school to school, but often times from location to locaton! Therefore when ordering your hood, we need to know which campus you graduated from.
The price for master's hoods are $130.00 for the deluxe masters hood; $145.00 for deluxe masters hood with piping added; or $58.50 for student graduation quality masters hoods.
Master's Tams (faculty only -- not for graduating students)
Although in years past, only doctors wore velvet tams, many professors / faculty members with master's degrees are now choosing to wear a velvet tam in place of the traditional mortarboard (used by students) as it is more comfortable and further distinguishes the faculty from their students.
Unlike the doctoral tam which uses a jumbo two-button gold-bullion tassel, the master's tam uses a plain black tassel, the type used on mortarboards.
To further keep it from looking too similar to the doctoral tam, most faculty members purchasing master's tams choose the four-sided or six-sided model. However eight sided tams are also available.
Eight sided master's tams are $84.50 (including tassel) if purchased by itself, or $64.50 if purchased with gown.
The cost of the four or six sided tams are $64.50 including the black tassel, whether purchased together with gown, or by itself.
When ordering your masters tam, be sure to indicate your hat size or your head size. Using a tape, measure the circumference of your head about an inch over your eyebrow. the size should be in the neighborhood of 22 to 23 1/2 inches. It should be snug but not too tight. Round size to nearest quarter inch. If you are between sizes, err to the larger quarter inch. A cap size would be something like 6 7/8, 7 1/4, 7 3/8, etc.
To order your master's academic regalia, fax - write - call - or email us with the following information:
Ship-to address (some people prefer us to ship to their school, if they won't be home during the day ... up to you)
Tel # day & evening (in case we have questions)
Email and/or Fax #(same reason, and to confirm receipt of order)
Quality of master's gown (deluxe, standard faculty or student)
Height (with shoes)
Weight (be honest)
Quality of master's hood (deluxe, standard faculty or student)
Degree (for velvet)
School (for lining colors) Include name of school and also location, since many times, schools use different linings even within the same university system depending on location of campus)
Mortarboard or Master's Tam
If tam, Four - six - or eight sided tam (with shoes)
If tam, need hat size or head circumbfrence (not needed on mortarboards since the caps are one size fits all with elastic)
Master's Tassel is normally in black. If you want a different color tassel on your mortarboard, such as your degree color (i.e. apricot tassel for master's in nursing) let us know now _____________
Payment information. For orders within USA we accept checks and/or most credit cards. For international orders, we may require more information. If paying by credit card, please do not include credit card number in email. Instead include a telephone number on your email where we can call you back.
Loaner Needed? Faculty quality master's gowns and student gowns are normally in stock. Deluxe gowns are normally made to order. If your gown is not will not be available by the date needed, would you like us ot sen you a loaner gown at no charge, which you would return upon receipt of your actual gown?