Master's & Doctoral Hood Colors

Confirm your hood color by using the charts, organized by college, below. For cap and gown information, please visit the commencement website.

Applied Arts

Master's ProgramHood Color
[Agriculture] Integrated Agricultural Sciences Maize
Criminal Justice Purple
Human Development and Family Sciences Light Blue
Interdisciplinary Studies White
Management of Technical Education Light Blue
[Nutrition] Human Nutrition Maroon
[Social Work] Advanced Practice Leadership Citron
Doctoral ProgramHood Color
Criminal Justice  Dark Blue

Business Administration

Master's ProgramHood Color
Accounting  Drab
Accounting & Information Technology  Drab
Business Administration  Drab
Data Analytics and Information Systems  Drab
Marketing Research and Analysis  Drab
Quantitative Finance and Economics  Drab


Master's ProgramHood Color
Adult, Professional, and Community Education  Light Blue
Athletic Training  Sage Green
Developmental Education  Light Blue
Educational Leadership  Peacock
Educational Technology  Light Blue
Elementary Education  Light Blue
Exercise Science  Sage Green
Professional Counseling  White
Public Health Education and Promotion  Light Blue
Reading Education  Light Blue
Recreation Management  Sage Green
School Psychology  White
Secondary Education  Light Blue
Special Education  Light Blue
Student Affairs in Higher Education  Light Blue
Therapeutic Recreation  Sage Green
Doctoral ProgramHood 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 ProgramHood Color
Communication Design  Brown
Communication Studies  Silver
Mass Communication  Maroon
Music  Pink
Music Education  Pink
Theatre  Brown


Master's ProgramHood Color
Communication Disorders Silver
Health Information Management Sage Green
Healthcare Administration Peacock
Long Term Care Administration Peacock
[Nursing] Family Nurse Practitioner Apricot
[Nursing] Leadership and Administration in Nursing Apricot
[Nursing] Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Apricot
Respiratory Care Sage Green
Doctoral ProgramHood Color
Physical Therapy  Teal


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


Master's ProgramHood Color
Aquatic Resources  Gold
Biochemistry  Gold
Biology  Gold
Chemistry  Gold
Computer Science  Gold
Construction Management  Gold
Engineering  Orange
Engineering Management  Gold
Mathematics, M.S.  Gold
Mathematics, M.Ed  Light Blue
Physics  Gold
Population and Conservation Biology  Gold
Wildlife Ecology  Gold
Doctoral ProgramHood Color
Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology Dark Blue
Computer Science Dark Blue
Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Dark Blue
Mathematics Education Dark Blue