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In the Fashion Institute of Technology’s School of Graduate Studies, you will become part of a rich mix of innovative achievers, original thinkers, and industry pioneers. Over its 70-year history, FIT has emerged as an internationally recognized creative hub, fostering interdisciplinary initiatives, promoting advanced study and research, partnering in professional education, providing leadership in technology, and nurturing the work of students and faculty.

We continue to expand our programs and our local and international partnerships to keep students abreast of emerging trends.

FIT’s distinguished and dedicated graduate faculty provides our students with intellectual challenges balanced by real-world industry experience. Our rigorous Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Professional Studies programs ensure that each student receives the focused, individual attention that is a hallmark of a superior graduate education.

FIT and New York City set the pace in the fields of design, fashion, advertising, communications, and the arts. As a global center of both culture and commerce, New York offers internationally acclaimed museums, galleries, auction houses, and business resources. FIT puts you at the heart of these creative industries as no other graduate school can.

Our students have access to the State University of New York’s extensive resources, as well as FIT’s campus offerings. The Gladys Marcus Library features a well-selected collection that supports the college’s instructional programs, as well as archives and specialized materials not often found in conventional academic libraries. The world-renowned Museum at FIT, the only museum in New York City dedicated solely to fashion, offers award-winning exhibitions, public programming, and research opportunities.

Students come to FIT with a broad array of experiences and backgrounds and leave with a network of professional relationships that will inform and support their careers for many years. The School of Graduate Studies turns ambition into achievement and can help you reach your professional goals. We look forward to having you join us.