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Arizona State University is one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation. ASU is research-driven but focused on learning. Teaching is carried out in a context that encourages the creation of new knowledge. ASU maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines, and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research.
ASU is one university in many places. In addition to the historic Tempe campus, a college town in the midst of a dynamic metropolitan region, the university comprises two newer campuses: ASU at the West campus, in northwest Phoenix adjacent to Glendale, and ASU at the Polytechnic campus, in Mesa. Additionally, ASU is conceptualizing and designing a fourth campus to be located in downtown Phoenix. ASU at the Downtown Phoenix campus is part of a larger plan to revitalize and redevelop the city’s urban core. ASU envisions the downtown Phoenix campus to serve 10,000 to 15,000 students with an active 24/7 environment that includes academics, housing, retail, and cultural programs and entertainment.
ASU seeks to provide the best possible education to the broadest possible spectrum of society, embracing the educational needs of the entire population. By the year 2020, ASU is projected to enrol 90,000 students. The university champions diversity, and is international in scope, welcoming students from all 50 states and nations across the globe. ASU is an active partner with the private sector in initiatives to enhance the social well-being, economic competitiveness, cultural depth, and quality of life of metropolitan Phoenix and the state.
Colleges & Schools
Arts and Sciences
Benefits of arts and sciences degree
Employers most often seek the skills provided in an arts and sciences degree: a well-rounded perspective, the ability to communicate effectively and critical thinking skills. In fact, the number of Fortune 500 CEOs with a degree in the liberal arts is the same as those with a degree in business administration.
Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Design and the Arts
Art, Arts, Media + Engineering, Cross-Institute Degrees, Dance, Design, Music, Theatre and Film
Whether you practice music, architecture, dance, theatre, design, visual art or film, creative excellence requires both a mastery of your discipline and the development of your own creative expression. At ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, excellence and innovation unite and thrive within six schools, each devoted to its own creative discipline.
The Herberger Institute offers more than 45 undergraduate degrees and concentrations and more than 70 graduate degrees and concentrations in our six schools Art, Arts, Media and Engineering, Dance, Design, Music and Theatre and Film.
Our cross-institute programs offer students an opportunity for cross-disciplinary study. For students interested in a program that combines studies within design or all the arts, see the bachelor of arts in design studies or the bachelor of arts in the arts degree. For graduate students interested in an individualized institute-wide interdisciplinary degree that integrates graduate courses and faculty research expertise, see the doctor of philosophy in design, environment and the arts. Our distinguished research unit, the ASU Art Museum, supplements our academic areas.
The institute provides a combination of traditional and contemporary coursework as a strong academic base. This core structure is complemented by well-equipped performance facilities, professional opportunities and technologically driven curricula with an interdisciplinary focus. Our internationally recognized faculty encourage collaboration that transcends boundaries and gives students a multitude of opportunities to shine.
Tuition and fees
Creating an annual budget is an important process of your ASU educational experience; it helps you understand your total costs, how your financial aid awards help cover those costs, and any remaining balance due to ASU after your aid is applied. Below are tools and resources to assist you in planning the financing of your graduate education.
Tuition, Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid Estimator
2012-2013 Graduate Student Budget Worksheet
Graduate students seeking loans or financial aid counselling should contact the main ASU Student Financial Aid Office
How to apply
Complete the admissions application
- The application is for both degree/certificate and nondegree status.
Before submitting your application, find information on your program and departmental application deadlines.
Students who have an approved Request to Maintain Continuous Enrollment prior to their departure and are re-entering the same program for the semester immediately following the approved leave, do not need to submit a new application.
Please see your program’s website for your specific application deadlines. You may also find this information on the Graduate Degree & Certificate Search tool.
- Acceptable form of payment
- Credit cards (Visa and MasterCard)
- International money orders cannot be accepted.
You are required to have proof of measles immunizations on file with Student Health.
International students are an integral part of the graduate student enrollment at Arizona State University. Here you will find information on academic credentials, English proficiency, financial guarantee requirements, immigration requirements and degree requirements. We look forward to assisting you as you prepare to begin your graduate studies.
ASU administers the posting and disbursement of scholarship awards electronically through the Distributed Scholarship Posting (DSP) in Oasis. Scholarship administrators may use this resource to reference related ASU policies and procedures, use the online user guide and find answers to frequently asked questions.
In order to get started, every user will need to request the role for Distributed Scholarship Poster in Oasis at www.asu.edu/oasis (No online training required).
In addition to the distributed scholarship role, some users may also require the following to facilitate the selection process:
‘Packaging Status Viewer’ – this role is the baseline role and provides general FA Status along with COA and EFC figures (Requires online blackboard training).
‘Award Viewer’ – this role provides access to view individual awards (Requires online blackboard training).
Once Oasis access has been approved, contact the primary contact in your school, college or administrative unit for access to scholarship item types. Primary Contacts List (updated 10/21/2011) . Please direct DSP questions to your primary contact or for additional technical assistance, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
After completing steps 1-3, you may begin using DSP.
Scholarship Award Funding
The Student Financial Assistance Scholarship Office is committed to awarding ASU departmental scholarships in a timely manner.
In accordance to FIN 203, spending should be managed so that accounts do not go into deficit status. Please note that scholarship awards will not disburse to students until corresponding funds have already been transferred to the appropriate scholarship account (see below for differences regarding sponsored accounts).