The outside of all Massey University hoods, except PhD, is a navy known as University Blue, distinctive of Massey University.
Master Hoods are worn by recipients of Master degrees. They are the shape of a Cambridge BA hood.
- Masters hoods do not have any trim inside the mouth of the hood. This indicates the status of the degree as the Bachelors have a fur trim and the Bachelor Honours hoods have a white ribbon trim.
- The lining colour indicates the area of study