Academic Regalia

Traditional academic regalia shall be worn by the student during commencement.  Undergraduate attire will consist of the traditional black gown and cap with tassel.  Master’s attire will consist of the traditional black gown with closed sleeves, cap with tassel and hood with the degree and Arkansas Tech University colors. 

Cords, stoles, and medallions may be worn.  Decoration on caps is permitted.

Students will order their academic regalia through the Bookstore on campus or online.

For all academic purposes, the hood colors (for Master's students) associated with the different degrees are as follows:

Light Blue

Master of Education - Elementary Education
Master of Education - Secondary Education
Master of Education - School Counseling & Leadership
Master of Education - Educational Leadership
Master of Education - Instructional Improvement
Master of Education - Teaching, Learning, & Leadership
Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership


Gold Hood

Master of Science - College Student Personnel
Master of Science - Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Master of Science - Fisheries & Wildlife Biology
Master of Science - Health Informatics
Master of Science - Information Technology
Master of Science - Psychology
Master of Science Business Administration - Business Administration


Apricot Hood

Master of Science in Nursing - Administration


Orange Hood

Master of Engineering


White Hood

Master of Arts - English
Master of Arts - English with TESL Option
Master of Arts - History
Master of Arts - Multimedia Journalism
Master of Arts - Spanish
Master of Arts - Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages


Brown Hood

Master of Liberal Arts - Communications Concentration
Master of Liberal Arts - Fine Arts Concentration
Master of Liberal Arts - Social Sciences Concentration