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Academic Hood ordering made easy


academic regalia

Bachelors, masters and doctoral level academic attire including graduation gowns and academic hoods.


You've worked hard earning your degree. Obtaining quality academic regalia shouldn't be a struggle. Let Caps and Gowns Direct make it ordering your academic hood easy!

Academic hoods are worn over the graduation gown to signify the degree obtained and the university of institution where the degree was awarded.

The degree is signified by the color of the velvet on the hood, which is seen on both the front and the back of the hood.


Degree hood colors are as follows:

Agriculture / Maize
Arts, Letters, Humanities / White
Business (accountancy, commerce) / Drab
Communications (includes Journalism) / Crimson
Dentistry / Lilac
Economics / Copper
Education / Light Blue
Engineering / Orange
Fine Arts (including Architecture) / Brown
Forestry / Russet
Journalism - Communications / Crimson
Law / Purple
Library Science / Lemon Yellow
Medicine / Hunter Green
Music / Pink
Nursing / Apricot
Oratory (Speech) / Silver - Gray
Pharmacy / Olive Green
Philosophy /PhD Rich Royal Blue
Physical Education / Sage Green
Public Administration (includes Foreign Service) / Peacock Blue
Public Health / Salmon Pink
Science / Gold
Social Work / Citron
Theology (Divinity, Ministry, Religion) / Scarlet
Veterinary Science / Gray


Please note that in the case of the PhD degree, the rich royal blue color is used, to represent the PhD, rather than the discipline color or field of study.

What that means is that unlike an Ed.D., who receives light blue velvet for (education), or a D.Sci who receives gold velvet (for science), or a D.M.A who receives pink velvet (for music), a Ph.D in science, education or music would still receive dark blue velvet.

PhD holders wishing to dress up their hoods or doctoral gowns and "show their discipline" may elect to have us add degree color piping on their deluxe doctoral hoods or doctoral gowns.


The school colors are shown on the satin lining which can be seen on the back of the hood.

Because many universities use different colors to designate each campus, when ordering your academic hood, please be sure to let us know the location (campus) where you graduated, in addition to the name of the school.


Graduation Hood pricing:

Quality Type of academic hood Piping? Cost
Deluxe PhD Hood with piping 145.00
Deluxe PhD Hood No piping 130.00
Economy PhD Hood N/A 80.00
Deluxe Doctoral Hood with piping 145.00
Deluxe Doctoral Hood No piping 130.00
Economy Doctors Hood N/A 80.00
Deluxe Master's Hood with piping 145.00
Deluxe Master's Hood No piping 130.00
Economy Master's Hood N/A 58.50
Deluxe Bachelor's Hood with piping 145.00
Deluxe Bachelor's Hood No piping 130.00
Economy Bachelor's Hood N/A 48.50


Caps and Gowns Direct is reachable by phone, fax and e-mail for all your academic regalia requirements.


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Bachelor hoods can be ordered using the
university caps and gowns order form.


Master's hoods can be ordered using the
master's graduation regalia order form.


PhD hoods and doctoral hoods can be ordered using the
doctoral regalia order form.





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