Master’s Gowns

The master’s gown worn by those who have earned the master’s degree from UT is a black robe, with oblong pendant sleeves ending in a squared “fish tail.” The gowns are worn closed. (An alternate master’s gown, with short sleeves, is worn open, but this robe is not used at UT.) Master’s degree recipients wear an academic hood that is shorter than that of the doctoral hood and that ends in the same squared “fish tail” as the sleeves of the master’s robe. The gown is always worn with a black mortarboard, with the tassel on the left. The tassel color is black, except at universities that use a silver tassel either for all master’s recipients or to distinguish the ranking scholar.

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  • Title Master’s Gowns
  • Betsey B. Creekmore
  • Author Rachel Hart
  • Keywords Master’s Gowns
  • Website Name Volopedia
  • Publisher University of Tennessee Libraries
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  • Access Date June 10, 2023
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update November 9, 2018