Master's Hood page
At Graduation Cap and Gowns .com, we specialize academic regalia for faculty members, such as master's hoods, master's gowns and master's caps (mortarboards and tams).
The academic hood is comprised of a fabric shell (usually black), "degree velvet" and "school lining".
The velvet of the master's hood represents your degree.
For example, the MBA hood uses drab velvet, as shown below:
Academic degree velvet colors
Arts / Letters / Humanities - academic hood velvet: White
Business / Accountancy / Commerce - academic hood velvet: Drab
Communications / Journalism - academic hood velvet: Crimson
Dentistry - academic hood velvet: Lilac
Economics - academic hood velvet: Copper
Education - academic hood velvet: Light Blue
Engineering - academic hood velvet: Orange
Fine Arts (including Architecture) - Brown
Forestry - academic hood velvet: Russet
Journalism - Communications / academic hood velvet: Crimson
Law - academic hood velvet: Purple
Library Science - academic hood velvet: Lemon Yellow
Medicine - academic hood velvet: Hunter Green
Music - academic hood velvet: Pink
Nursing - academic hood velvet: Apricot
Oratory (Speech) - academic hood velvet: Silver - Gray
Pharmacy - academic hood velvet: Olive Green
Philosophy - academic hood velvet: PhD Rich Royal Blue
Physical Education - academic hood velvet: Sage Green
Public Administration (includes Foreign Service) - academic hood velvet: Peacock Blue
Public Health - academic hood velvet: Salmon Pink
Science - academic hood velvet: Bright Gold
Social Work - academic hood velvet: Citron
Theology (including Divinity, Ministry, Religion) - academic hood velvet: Scarlet
Veterinary Science - academic hood velvet: Gray
In addition to the degree colors, each school generally has its own colors. These "school colors" are represented by the colors of the satin lining in the back of the hood.
(navy and white lining on MBA hood)
As each hood is custom-made according to your school colors, degree colors, and type of degree (BA, MA, or PhD), we ask that you give us about +/- 8 weeks to process your order, especially during the graduation season.
What if you don't have that much time to wait? No problem -- ask us about our free loaner hood program!
The price for deluxe hoods with piping is $145.00
The price for deluxe hoods without piping is $130.00
The price for souvenir - student hoods (no piping) is $58.50
To order your master's hood, fax - write - call - or email us with the following information:
Ship-to address (some people prefer us to ship to their school, if they won't be home during the day ... up to you)
Tel # day & evening (in case we have questions)
Email and/or Fax #(same reason, and to confirm receipt of order)
Quality of hood (deluxe with piping; deluxe without piping; economy)
Velvet Color (PhD blue or other). If non PhD, then let us know the velvet color to use or let us know the subject or discipline of your doctorate. For example a non-PhD doctorate in theology would receive scarlet velvet.
Piping yes/no (deluxe only) If receiving piping on your phd hood, would you like dark gold (generic), or other? If other, please specify which color (i.e. light gold for science; pink for music; drab for business; light blue for education; etc.)
Payment information. For orders within USA we accept checks and/or most credit cards. For international orders, we may require more information. If paying by credit card, please do not include credit card number in email. Instead include a telephone number on your email where we can call you back.
Loaner Needed? If your custom phdhood or doctoralhood isn't going to be ready by the date requested above, would you like us to send you a generic loaner doctoral hood at no charge that you will return upon receipt of your actual hood.
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