Graduate Studies

In the School of Graduate Studies, you will find a passionate community of creative minds, innovative thinkers, and industry insiders. Proven professionals and talented peers alike will foster critical thinking, intellectual growth, and business acumen. Our programs will prepare you to make an impact in your chosen field.


FIT’s graduate programs offer the next level of creative education. 

FIT Art Market Studies

Art Market Studies (MA)

Learn the skills and knowledge you’ll need to advance your career and successfully navigate the global art world and the art market business, while tapping into a powerful industry network.

FIT Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing & Management

Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management (MPS)

Born from and serving the global beauty industry, this program is widely hailed as a think tank that mints strategic thinkers, brand and product innovators, leaders, and executives.

FIT Exhibition & Experience Design

Exhibition and Experience Design (MA)

In this hands-on, three-semester master’s program, you will learn to create innovative and meaningful physical and virtual experiences across museums, corporate venues, retail spaces, and beyond to tell compelling stories that inform, entertain, and inspire.

FIT Fashion & Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice (MA)

An interdisciplinary program known for extraordinary hands-on, highly advanced, object-based training in fashion and textiles that leads to careers in museums as historians, costume conservators, vintage clothing and textile dealers, and more.

FIT Fashion Design MFA

Fashion Design (MFA)

You'll be given the freedom to explore your individuality and creativity. You will innovate within a structured, highly mentored environment—and graduate with an understanding of the business of fashion and a unique, industry-ready portfolio.

FIT Global Fashion Management

Global Fashion Management (MPS)

Offered in collaboration with universities in Paris, Asia, and Mexico City, this unique experience (that includes travel to educational partner destinations) prepares emerging fashion managers and executives for global business leadership roles at brands, retailers, suppliers, and manufacturers.

FIT Illustration MFA

Illustration (MFA)

Elevate your personal vision, develop your artistic voice, enhance your visual communication and storytelling skills, and hone the entrepreneurial skills necessary for success in an increasingly more visual world and within the competitive fields of illustration.

Executive Education

Master's Level Executive Education

Ongoing training and development for individuals, managers, directors, senior executives, and FIT alumni. Enhance and advance your professional skills or gain new ones. Take a course, earn a degree-bearing certificate or nondegree certificate, and attend advanced seminars. Learn from leading industry and academic experts, tackle today’s challenges, and make a measurable impact—in your career, within your company, and in society. See what we currently offer.

Rise to the Top

Faculty and students across graduate programs conduct intensive research and create groundbreaking, award-winning work.

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From left: Dr. Brooke Carlson, interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies; Talia Abbe; Bob Fisch; and Gina Ciarrocchi

Grad Students Win Award

Two students from the School of Graduate Studies each received a $25,000 Bob Fisch Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

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Seven Creative Disciplines. One Exceptional Community.

In FIT’s School of Graduate Studies, we come together as experimental researchers and exemplary practitioners to create groundbreaking work and personalized access to networking and career opportunities.

Our seven programs exemplify FIT’s culture of collaboration, innovation, advanced research, and social impact—and catalyze creative activity across disciplines.

Master of Arts

  • Art Market Studies
  • Exhibition and Experience Design
  • Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

Master of Fine Arts

  • Fashion Design
  • Illustration

Master of Professional Studies

  • Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management
  • Global Fashion Management

Our New York City location offers exceptional opportunities to learn from international executives, scholars, and influential thinkers. You’ll join a global network of high-achieving alumni, expanding your personal and professional horizons while making an impact on society and in your chosen field.

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School of Graduate Studies

Goodman Resource Center, Room E315
(212) 217-4300

Brooke Carlson

Interim Dean
Hours: Office of the Dean
By appointment only; contact [email protected].

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