Graduate Admissions

Get ready to advance your fashion career.

Top Reasons to get a Master's at LIM

  • Explore what’s happening in the fashion business right now – and acquire skills you can apply in the workplace immediately.
  • We partner with more than 800 companies a year on jobs, events, and internships!
  • Fashion professional faculty bring workplace know-how straight to class. Plus, networking events, guest speakers, and company visits.
  • You’ll receive comprehensive career development services—93% of our 2019 master’s grads secured employment in fashion or a related field.
  • Fast and flexible: one-year, 30-credit programs. Convenient class schedules on-campus or online.
  • We’re on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best Online Graduate Business Programs” and rated as one of “The World’s Top Fashion Schools” by the Business of Fashion (BoF)

 

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Graduate Admissions Checklist

To be considered for admission, you must submit an online application along with a $40 non-refundable application fee or approved fee waiver. 

You must submit an official transcript from the institution from which you hold your undergraduate degree. We also may request transcripts from all other colleges or universities you attended at the undergraduate or graduate level to make an admissions decision.

If an undergraduate degree was completed outside the United States, the Office of Admissions may request your transcript be evaluated by the World Education Service, AACRAO International Education Services, or another evaluation agency approved by NACES.

  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or PTE (Pearson Test of English).
  • For more information, visit the International Admissions Process.

LIM College requires applicants to submit a resume or CV demonstrating chronological work experience.

  • Please address one of the following topics in a 350-500 word essay.
    • Describe your specific career aspirations and your reason for pursuing a master's degree.
    • Describe a career-related achievement or failure. How has this experience impacted your career?
    • Discuss your commitment to, and passion for, working in the global fashion industry.
  • You are required to submit one letter of recommendation from an academic or work-related reference. This letter should demonstrate insight into your teamwork, leadership, communication, intellectual and interpersonal skills and abilities, as well as your level of maturity, and strengths and weaknesses.
  • You can follow the steps in the online application to prompt your references to submit their letter of recommendation, or the reference can email their letter of recommendation to GraduateAdmissions@limcollege.edu directly, stating in the email who their attached letter is for.
  • A personal interview is required for master's degree programs. Domestic applicants can interview in-person or over the phone. International applicants can interview in-person or via Skype and must send a picture of their photo ID beforehand.
  • Note: Once you've reached the interview step in the application process, a link will be emailed to you to register for an interview time slot.
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