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Master's & 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  White
Management of Technical Education  Light Blue
Merchandising and Consumer Studies  Maroon
Social Work Advanced Practice Leadership  Citron

Business Administration

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


Master's Program Hood Color
Adult, Professional, and Community 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, Ph.D.  Dark Blue
Developmental Education, Ph.D.  Dark Blue
Developmental Education, Ed.D.  Light Blue
School Improvement  Dark Blue


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


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


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


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
Computer Science Gold
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Dark Blue
Mathematics Education Dark Blue