As a master's degree student at LIM College, you'll be in the fashion capital of the world. You'll immerse yourself in the everyday reality of the fashion business, meet industry working professionals, and learn from the experts.
LIM College's Center for Graduate Studies accepts students from all over the world. Master's degree program applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent undergraduate degree from another country.
We are now accepting Master of Professional Studies (MPS) applications for Fall 2019 as well as Master of Science (MS) applications for Fall 2019. MPS programs include Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising and Retail Management, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management*, and an MPS degree for advanced professionals in the Business of Fashion.
*Please note that Global Fashion Supply Chain Management only has Fall entry.
Please respond to 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.
To be considered for admissions, you must submit an online application along with a $40 non-refundable application fee or approved fee waiver. For Fall entry, applications are accepted after March 1 on a rolling basis as space permits in each degree program.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation from academic or work-related references. The letters of recommendation should demonstrate insight into your teamwork, leadership, communication, intellectual and interpersonal skills and abilities as well as your level of maturity, strengths, and weaknesses. Applicants can follow the steps in the online application to prompt references to submit their letters of recommendation, or the references can email their letters of recommendation to GraduateAdmissions@limcollege.edu stating in the email who the attached letter is for.
Official Test Scores
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 Graduate Student Application Process.
Students must submit an official transcript from the institution in which the applicant holds an undergraduate degree. We may request transcripts from all other colleges or universities 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 is evaluated by the World Education Service, AACRAO International Education Services or another evaluation agency approved by NACES.
LIM College requires applicants submit a resume or CV demonstrating chronological work experience.
A personal interview is required for graduate applicants. 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.
*Once applicants have reached the interview step in the application process, a link will be emailed to register for an interview timeslot.
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FASHION EDUCATORS GRANT
College and university instructors who currently teach fashion-related courses and have professional experience in the fashion industry yet do not currently hold a graduate degree are invited to apply for an LIM College Fashion Educators Grant.
International Applicants please be advised:
- For Fall 2019, applicants outside the U.S., new I-20 Applications are due TBA.
- For Fall 2019, transfer applicants in the U.S., transfer I-20 applications are due TBA.
1/23/19 Graduate Admissions Webinar (online) - 9 am
1/31/19 Graduate Information Session - 1 pm
2/5/19 Graduate Admissions Webinar (online) - 9 am
2/20/19 Graduate Information Session - 1 pm
2/26/19 Graduate Admissions Webinar (online) - 9 am
3/23/19 Graduate Open House - 11 am
3/27/19 Graduate Admission Webinar (online) - 9 am
4/16/19 Graduate Admissions Webinar (online) - 9 am
4/24/19 Graduate Information Session - 5 pm
5/8/19 Graduate Admissions Webinar (online) - 9 am
6/18/19 Graduate Information Session - 1 pm