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Master's and Doctoral Hood Colors

Confirm your hood color by using the charts, organized by college, below.

Special notes to doctoral students:

  • The doctoral robe may either be black with black trim or black with dark blue trim.
  • Students have the option of selecting the traditional mortar board cap or the tam.
  • The Texas State doctoral hood is dark blue with the university colors (maroon and gold) on the inside.

Students renting robes from the University Bookstore are limited to black on black. This is the only rental option available through the regalia vendor.

Applied Arts

Master's Program Hood Color
Agricultural Education Maize
Criminal Justice Purple
Family and Child Studies Light Blue
Human Nutrition Maroon
Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies White
Management of Technical Education Light Blue
Merchandising and Consumer Studies Maroon
Social Work Advanced Practice Leadership Citron
Doctoral Program Hood Color
Criminal Justice Dark Blue

Business Admininstration

Master's Program Hood Color
Accounting Drab
Accounting & Information Technology Drab
Business Administration Drab
Human Resource Management Drab


Master's Program Hood Color
Adult Education Light Blue
Athletic Training Sage
Developmental Education Light Blue
Educational Leadership Peacock
Educational Technology Light Blue
Elementary Education Light Blue
Elementary Education - Bilingual/Bilcultural Light Blue
Exercise Science Sage
Health Education Sage
Physical Education Sage
Professional Counseling White
Reading Education Light Blue
Recreation Management Sage
School Psychology White
Secondary Education Light Blue
Special Education Light Blue
Student Affairs in Higher Education Light Blue
Therapeutic Recreation Sage
Doctoral Program Hood Color
Adult, Professional, and Community Education Dark Blue
Developmental Education, Ph.D. Dark Blue
Developmental Education, Ed.D. Light Blue
School Improvement Dark Blue

Fine Arts & Communication

Master's Program Hood Color
Communication Design Brown
Communication Studies Silver
Mass Communication Maroon
Music Pink
Music Education Pink
Theatre Brown

Health Professions

Master's Program Hood Color
Communication Disorders Silver
Family Nurse Practitioner Apricot
Health Information Management Sage Green
Healthcare Administration Peacock
Doctoral Program Hood Color
Physical Therapy Teal

Liberal Arts

Master's Program Hood Color
Anthropology Gold
Applied Philosophy and Ethics Royal
Applied Sociology Citron
Creative Writing Brown
Dementia and Aging Studies Citron
Geography White
History White
International Studies Peacock
Legal Studies Purple
Literature White
Political Science Citron
Psychological Research Gold
Public Administration Peacock
Rhetoric & Composition White
Sociology Citron
Spanish White
Sustainability Studies Russet
Technical Communication White
Doctoral Program Hood Color
Geography Dark Blue
Geographic Education Dark Blue
Geographic Information Science Dark Blue

Science & Engineering

Master's Program Hood Color
Applied Mathematics Gold
Aquatic Resources Gold
Biochemistry Gold
Biology Gold
Chemistry Gold
Computer Science Gold
Engineering Orange
Materials Physics Gold
Mathematics, M.A. and M.S. Gold
Mathematics, M.Ed Light Blue
Middle School Mathematics Teaching Light Blue
Physics Gold
Population and Conservation Biology Gold
Software Engineering Gold
Technology Management Gold
Wildlife Ecology Gold
Doctoral Program Hood Color
Aquatic Resources Dark Blue
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Dark Blue
Mathematics Education Dark Blue