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Degrees and hoods

Undergraduate Degrees

Degree
Date First Conferred
Hood Color (with fur)
Abbreviation
Bachelor of arts
Spring 1950
White
B.A.
Bachelor of arts (ed.)
Spring 1950
White
B.A. (Ed.)
Bachelor of arts (hons.) Spring 1950 White B.A. (Hons.)
Bachelor of science
Spring 1952
Gold
B.Sc.
Bachelor of science (hons.) Spring 1952 Gold B.Sc. (Hons.)
Bachelor of commerce
Spring 1957
Tan
B.Comm.
Bachelor of commerce (hons.) Spring
1957
Tan B.Comm. (Hons.)
Bachelor of education
Spring 1963
Light blue
B.Ed.
Bachelor of physical education
Spring 1964
Sage green
B.P.E.
Bachelor of physical education (hons.) Spring 1964 Sage green B.P.E. (Hons.)
Bachelor of nursing
Spring 1969
Coral
B.N.
Bachelor of social work
Spring 1970
Ruby gem
B.S.W.
Bachelor of medical science
Fall 1971
Gold
B.Med.Sci.
Doctor of medicine
Spring 1973
Green
M.D.
Bachelor of commerce
(co-operative)
Spring 1973
Tan
B.Comm.
(Co-op.)
Bachelor of commerce honours(co-operative) Spring 1973 Tan B.Comm. Hons. (Co-op.)
Bachelor of engineering
Spring 1974
Orange
B.Eng.
Bachelor of vocational education
Fall 1975
Light Blue
B.Voc.Ed.
Bachelor of music
Spring 1979
Pink
B.Mus.
Bachelor of music (hons.) Spring 1979 Pink B.Mus. (Hons.)
Bachelor of music education
Spring 1979
Light Blue
B.Mus.Ed.
Bachelor of special education
Fall 1979
Light blue
B.Sp.Ed.
Bachelor of education (primary)
Fall 1985
Light blue
B.Ed. (Primary)
Bachelor of education (elementary)
Spring 1986
Light blue
B.Ed. (Elementary)
Bachelor of arts (police studies)
Fall 1986
White
B.A. (Police Studies)
Bachelor of science in pharmacy
Fall 1990
Clover
B.Sc. (Pharmacy)
Bachelor of fine arts (theatre)
Spring 1992
Amethyst
B.F.A (Theatre)
Bachelor of fine arts (visual arts)
Spring 1992
Amethyst
B.F.A (Visual Arts)
Bachelor of education (native & northern)
Fall 1993
Light blue
B.Ed. (Native & Northern)
Bachelor of physical education (co-operative)
Spring 1996
Sage green
B.P.E (Co-op.)
Bachelor of physical education honours (co-operative) Spring 1996 Sage green B.P.E. Hons. (Co-op.)
Bachelor of maritime studies
Spring 1996
Navy
B.M.S.
Bachelor of business administration
Spring 1998
Tan
B.B.A.
Bachelor of technology
Spring 1998
Navy
B.Tech.
Bachelor of education (post secondary) Fall 1999 Light Blue B.Ed. (Post Secondary)
Bachelor of education (intermediate/secondary)
Fall 1999
Light blue
B.Ed. (Intermediate/Secondary)
Bachelor of education (primary/elementary) Spring 2003 Light blue B.Ed. (Primary/Elementary)
Bachelor of recreation (co-operative)
Spring 1999
Sage green
B.Rec.
(Co-op.)
Bachelor of recreation honours (co-operative) Spring 1999 Sage green B.Rec. Hons. (Co-op.)
Bachelor of recreation Fall 2000 Sage green B.Rec.
Bachelor of recreation (hons.) Fall 2000 Sage green B.Rec. (Hons.)
Bachelor of kinesiology (co-operative)
Fall 2000
Sage green
B.Kin.
(Co-op.)
Bachelor of kinesiology honours (co-operative)
Fall 2000 Sage green
B.Kin. Hons.
(Co-op.)
Bachelor of kinesiology Fall 2000 Sage green B.Kin.
Bachelor of Kinesiology (hons.) Fall 2000 Sage green B.Kin. (Hons.)
International Bachelor of Business Administration Spring 2008 Tan I.B.B.A.
Bachelor of Resource Management Spring 2011 Citron B.R.M.

Graduate Degrees

Degrees

Date First Conferred

No Fur on Grad Hoods

Abbreviation

Master of science

Spring 1956

Gold

M.Sc.

Master of arts

Spring 1958

White

M.A.

Master of education

Spring 1968

Light blue

M.Ed.

Doctor of philosophy

Spring 1970

Claret (trimmed with silk)

Ph.D

Master of engineering

Spring 1971

Orange

M.Eng.

Master of philosophy

Spring 1972

Claret

M.Phil.

Master of physical education

Fall 1975

Sage green

M.P.E.

Master of social work

Fall 1978

Ruby gem

M.S.W.

Master of business administration

Spring 1980

Tan

M.B.A.

Master of nursing

Fall 1985

Coral

M.N.

Master of applied statistics

Spring 1989

Gold

M.A.S.

Master of science in pharmacy

Spring 1995

Clover

M.Sc. (Pharmacy)

Master of applied science in environmental engineering

Fall 1996

Gold

M.A.Sc.

Master of women's studies

Spring 1996

Purple

M.W.S.

Master of environmental science

Spring 1997

Gold

M.Env.Sc.

Master of marine studies (fisheries resource management)

Fall 1998

Navy

M.M.S.

Master of applied social psychology

Spring 1999

Gold

M.A.S.P.

Master of employment relations

Fall 2003

Chocolate Brown

M.E.R.

Master of music

Spring 2004

Pink

M.Mus.

Master of oil & gas studies

Spring 2005

Tan

M.O.G.S.

Master of science in medicine

Spring 2005

Green

M.Sc. (Medicine)

Master of science in kinesiology

Spring 2005

Sage Green

M.Sc. (Kinesiology)

Master of applied science

Spring 2005

Gold

M.A.Sc.

Master of public health

Fall 2009

Green

M.P.H

Master of engineering management

Spring 2011

Orange

M.E.M.

Master of maritime management

Spring 2012

Navy

M.M.M. 

Master of technology management

Spring 2012

Navy 

M.T.M. 

Master of arts and education (education and francophone literature and culture)

Spring 2012

Chocolate Brown

M.A.Ed (ed. & francophone lit. & culture)

Doctor of Psychology

Fall 2013

Claret (trimmed with gold silk)

Psy.D.

The academic dress for matriculated undergraduates of the University shall be similar to the Scholar's gown of the University of Oxford. It shall be worn whenever the President so directs.

The gowns of the Bachelors shall be of Black stuff. The gowns of the Masters shall be of black stuff or silk. The gowns of the Doctors shall be of fine scarlet cloth or silk, or of black stuff or silk.

The pattern of the Bachelor's gown shall be similar to that of the Oxford Bachelor's gown. The pattern of the Master's gown and the Doctor's black gown shall be similar to that of the Oxford Master's gown, except that the Doctor's gown shall have an edging of black silk braid at the opening of the sleeve. The Doctor's scarlet gown shall be similar to that of the Oxford Doctor of Divinity's gown.

The hoods of the Bachelors shall be made of black stuff, the hoods of the Masters of black silk, and the hoods of the Doctors of scarlet silk. They shall be full in shape and lined with the university colours of claret and white. The hoods of the Bachelors shall be trimmed with white fur, the tippets with velvet in the colours distinctive of the Faculty or Degree. The hoods and tippets of the Masters shall be edged with velvet in the colours distinctive of the Faculty or Degree. The hoods and tippets of the Doctors shall be edged with silk in the colours distinctive of the Faculty or Degree however, the hood of the Doctor of Philosophy shall be of claret silk, lined and edged with claret silk.

The University hood, won by official representatives of Memorial participating in ceremonies, shall be made of black stuff, and lined and edged with claret and white silk.

The caps of Bachelors and Masters shall be black and of the square shape, with black tassel. The caps of the Doctors shall be similar to the Oxford Doctor's bonnet.

The academic dress for the Officers of the University shall be as follows:

Chancellor - a silk gown heavily embroidered with gold braid

Vice-chancellor - a silk gown embroidered with gold braid

Pro Vice-chancellor - a silk gown embroidered with gold braid

University Registrar and other Officers of the University - gowns of a pattern approved by Senate

If you would like to purchase your own academic dress, please contact Marketing & Communications, Tel: 709-864-8663 or Email: marcomm@mun.ca

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