Academic Regalia

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The wearing of academic costume is a tradition that has persisted from the Middle Ages, when the first Universities were founded. The regalia vary slightly from one University to another, and within a University, according to the status of the wearer. At the University of British Columbia, the undergraduate’s and Master’s gown are black.

For a unique look at UBC’s academic regalia, see Fashionable Congregation Wear (UBC Reports, May 8, 2003).

Doctoral Degrees
Graduate Degrees
Undergraduate Degrees


Doctoral Degrees

Degree Name Colour
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy Gown – Maroon with front panel & sleeves of university blue with gold piping
Hood – Blue silk outside with gold lining
Hat – Decanel bonnet of maroon silk with gold cord and tassel
Ed.D. Doctor of Education Gown – Black with front panel and sleeves of university blue with gold piping
Hood – Light blue, with chevron of university blue, white and gold
Hat – Decanel bonnet of black with gold cord and tassel
Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy Gown – Black with front panel and sleeves of olive green with gold piping
Hood – University blue with chevron of university blue and gold
Hat – Decanel bonnet of black with gold cord and tassel
D.M.A. Doctor of Musical Arts Gown – Black with front panel and sleeves of university blue with gold piping
Hood – Pink with chevron of university blue and gold
Hat – Decanel bonnet of black with gold cord and tassel

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Graduate Degrees

Degree Name Colours
M.A.S.A. Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture Fully lined scarlet with white and grey cord
M.A.S.L.A. Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture Fully lined maize with white and grey cord
M.A.Sc. Master of Applied Science Fully lined scarlet
M.Arch. Master of Architecture Fully lined scarlet with white cord
M.A.S. Master of Archival Studies Fully lined university blue with silver and yellow cord
M.A.S./M.L.I.S Master of Archival studies/Library and Information Studies Fully lined yellow with blue and silver cord
M.A. Master of Arts Fully lined university blue
M.A.(A.P.P.S.) Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies Fully lined university blue
M.A.(Child Lit.) Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Fully lined university blue with yellow cord
M.A.(Plan.) Master of Arts in Planning Fully lined university blue with green and grey cord
M.B.A. Master of Business Administration Fully lined grey with black and grey cord
E.M.B.A. Executive Master of Business Administration Fully lined grey with black and red cord
I.M.B.A. International Master of Business Administration Fully lined grey with red cord
M.Ed. Master of Education Fully lined white with university blue cord
M.E.T. Master of Educational Technology Fully lined white with university blue and yellow cord
M.Eng. Master of Engineering Fully lined scarlet with dark blue cord
M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts Fully lined university blue with magenta cord
M.F.R.E. Master of Food and Resource Economics Fully lined maize with gold and red cord
M.F.S. Master of Food Science Fully lined maize with gold and red cord
M.F. Master of Forestry Fully lined brown with green cord
M.H.A. Master of Health Administration Fully lined scarlet with blue cord
M.H.Sc. Master of Health Science Fully lined scarlet with grey cord
M.H.K. Master of Human Kinetics Fully lined malachite green
M.I.F. Master of International Forestry Fully lined brown with green and yellow cord
M.J. Master of Journalism Fully lined university blue with black and white cord
M.Kin. Master of Kinesiology Fully lined malachite green
M.L.A. Master of Landscape Architecture Fully lined maize with scarlet cord
LL.M. Master of Laws Fully lined amethyst violet
LL.M.(Com. Law) Master of Laws (Common Law) Fully lined amethyst violet with white cord
 LL.M.(T) Master of Laws in Taxation Fully lined amethyst violet
M.L.I.S. Master of Library Information Studies Fully lined cadium yellow
M.M. Master of Management Fully lined grey with black and gold cord
M.M.Ed. Master of Museum Education Fully lined white wih university blue and red cord
M.Mus. Master of Music Fully lined university blue with light pink cord
M.N. Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Fully lined scarlet with blue and white cord
M.O.T. Master of Occupational Therapy Fully lined royal blue with scarlet and white cord
M.P.T. Master of Physical Therapy Fully lined royal blue with scarlet and white cord
M.P.H. Master of Public Health Fully lined scarlet with blue cord
M.R.Sc. Master of Rehabilitation Science Fully lined royal blue with scarlet and white cord
M.Sc. Master of Science Fully lined light blue
M.Sc.(Bus.) Master of Science in Business Administration Fully lined grey with black and grey cord on light blue
M.S.F.M. Master of Sustainable Forest Management Fully lined brown with green and blue cord
M.S.N. Master of Science in Nursing Fully lined scarlet with blue and white cord
M.Sc.(Plan.) Master of Science in Planning Fully lined university blue with dark green and white cord
M.S.W. Master of Social Work Fully lined magenta
M.S.S. Master of Software Systems Fully lined light blue with grey and green cord

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Undergraduate Degrees

Degree Name Colours
D.M.D. Doctor of Dental Medicine Lilac and red
M.D. Doctor of Medicine Scarlet and royal blue
J.D. Juris Doctor Amethyst violet
B.A.Sc. Bachelor of Applied Science Scarlet
B.A. Bachelor of Arts University blue
B.B.R.E. Bachelor of Business in Real Estate Light grey with black and red cord
B.Com. Bachelor of Commerce Light grey with black and grey cord
B.C.S. Bachelor of Computer Science Light blue with grey and green cord
B.D.Sc. Bachelor of Dental Science White with lilac and red cord
B.Ed. Bachelor of Education White with university blue cord
B.En.D. Bachelor of Environmental Design Old Gold
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts University blue with magenta cord
B.H.K. Bachelor of Human Kinetics Malachite green
B.Kin. Bachelor Kinesiology Malachite green
B.M.L.Sc. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science White with scarlet and blue cord
B.Mw. Bachelor of Midwifery Maroon with emerald green cord
B.Mus. Bachelor of Music University blue with light pink cord
B.Sc. Bachelor of Science Light blue
B.Sc.(Agro.) Bachelor of Science in Agroecology Maize with gold and green cord
B.Sc.(Ap.Bi.) Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology Maize with gold and green cord
B.Sc.(F.N.H.) Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health Maize with gold and white cord
B.Sc.(For.) Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences Brown with light blue cord
B.S.F. Bachelor of Science in Forestry Brown with green cord
B.Sc.(G.R.S.) Bachelor of Science in Global Resource Systems Maize with gold and blue cord
B.Sc.(N.R.C.) Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation Brown with red cord
B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Scarlet with blue and white cord
B.Sc.(Pharm.) Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Dark green with scarlet cord
B.Sc.(W.P.P.) Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing Brown with yellow cord
B.S.W. Bachelor of Social Work Magenta

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