International Accelerated Degree Program (IADP)

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Arizona State University and its leading partner universities offer International Accelerated Degree Programs (IADP) to highly-qualified students as an opportunity to combine completing a degree from their home university with earning a master’s degree from ASU at an accelerated pace. Through these programs, students earn an exceptional graduate education and become highly valued candidates for hire across global industries.

Benefits of IADPs include less time and cost to earn an ASU master’s degree, GRE/GMAT requirements are waived, only one application fee for all phases of the program, and elite student support.

All IADP degree combinations include an ASU accelerated master’s degree, and are offered in a variety of formats, such as 3+1+1 or 1+1, and others. Application instructions for each IADP format can be found under the Application tab.  

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IADP Participation

International Accelerated Degree Programs are available to highly qualified students from participating partner institutions. Available degree programs are specified in the IADP agreement between ASU and the partner university. Before applying to an IADP, students should first consult with their home university’s International Office IADP advisor.

Student Eligibility

Students must meet the requirements of both their home university and ASU. To qualify, students will need proof of the required previous courses or degree; a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4 points; and a qualifying English proficiency test score. Some programs have a higher GPA requirement. Please discuss the GPA requirements with an academic advisor.

ASU has a variety of IADP agreements with partner universities. Students should contact the International Office at their home university to learn what IADP degree program options are available to them.

ASU participating programs

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

IADP Format 3+1+1

Geographic Information Systems, MAS
Political Science, MA
Urban and Environmental Planning, MUEP

College of Public Service and Community Solutions

IADP Format 3+1+1

Public Administration, MPA
Social Work, MSW

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

IADP Format 3+1+1

Biomedical Engineering, MS
Chemical Engineering, MS
Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, MS
Computer Engineering, MS
Computer Science, MS
Electrical Engineering, MSE
Engineering, MS
Environmental and Resource Management, MS
Industrial Engineering, MS
Information Technology, MS
Materials Science & Engineering, MS
Mechanical Engineering, MS
Software Engineering, MS
Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization, PSM

Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts

IADP Format 4+1+2

Architecture, MArch
Industrial Design, MID
Landscape Architecture, MLA
Urban Design, MUD

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

IADP Format 3+1+1

Communication Studies, MA
Interdisciplinary Studies, MA

School of Sustainability

IADP Format 3+1+2

Sustainability, MS

Thunderbird School of Global Management

IADP Format 1+1

Global Management, MGM

W. P. Carey School of Business

IADP Format 3+1+1

Accountancy, MACC
Business Analytics, MS
Finance, MS
Global Logistics, MS
Information Management, MS
Real Estate Development, MRED
Taxation, MTax

 IADP Format 1+1

Business Analytics, MS
Finance, MS

IADP participating partner schools

China  

Beijing Normal University 
Capital University of Economics and Business 
Central University of Finance and Economics 
China University of Petroleum, Beijing 
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies 
Guangxi University 
Harbin Institute of Technology 
Huazhong University of Science and Technology 
Nanjing Institute of Audit 
Nantong University 
Renmin University 
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 
Sichuan University 
Southeast University 
Southwest University of Finance and Economics 
Xi'an Jiaotong University 

Ghana  

Ashesi University 
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 

India 

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad 
Peoples Education Society University 
Xavier University Bhubaneswar 

Japan 

Meiji University 

Nigeria 

Pan-Atlantic University 

Peru 

ESAN University 

Philippines 

Asian Institute of Management 

South Korea 

Sejong University 
Seoul National University 

Taiwan 

National Central University 
National Chengchi University 

United Arab Emirates 

Institute of Management Technology-Dubai 

IADP Formats

The following information defines some of the IADP formats and how to apply.

3+1+1 (Apply on the Application tab)

  • Attend your home university for three years
  • Attend ASU for your final undergraduate year
  • Home university awards undergraduate degree
  • Attend ASU for 9-month accelerated master’s program

4+1+2 (Apply on the Application tab)

  • Attend your home university for four years
  • Attend ASU for your final undergraduate year
  • Home university awards undergraduate degree
  • Attend ASU for 2-year master’s program

2+1 (Follow application instructions for Graduate applicants.)

  • Complete 2-year master’s degree at your home university
  • Immediately attend ASU for a second master’s degree in a 9-month accelerated master’s program

1+1 (Follow application instructions for Graduate applicants.)

  • Combine one year of master’s courses from your home university with a 9-month accelerated master’s program at ASU
  • Use your credits at both universities to earn two master’s degrees in two years

ASU works with partner universities to develop a variety of IADPs in business, sciences, engineering, arts and humanities. Proposals for new IADP formats are welcome for exploration. Send inquiries to IADP@asu.edu.

Undergraduate applicants to IADPs

The IADP application is for undergraduate students whose home institution has an IADP agreement with ASU and includes taking undergraduate coursework at ASU. Before beginning the IADP application, students should review all information regarding the application process.

Please note: Students should not apply through the IADP application link if they have already received an undergraduate degree.  Please review IADP Formats for more information and to access the Graduate Admissions application.

Step 1 - Gather required materials

  • Credit/debit card for $90 USD non-refundable application fee
  • English proficiency test score
  • Copy of college transcripts

Step 2 - Complete the online IADP application

  • Allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the application. Students may save and return to their application.

Step 3 - Activate your MyASU account

  • Students will receive an email with instructions to activate their ASURITE User ID within three days of completing an IADP application.
  • Students should monitor their MyASU account webpage to check priority tasks and to see their application status. 

Step 4 - Graduate supplemental application

  • Complete the Graduate Supplemental Application. The priority deadline is March 1.
  • Access the Supplemental Application from your MyASU priority task list. 
  • Upload 5 semesters of college transcripts.
  • Upload a copy of English Proficiency results. (If applicable)
  • Some programs may require a Skype interview and will contact you to schedule.

 

Graduate applicants to IADPs

If your IADP format is a 1+1, or other IADP format that begins at the graduate level at ASU, carefully follow these instructions.  

Step 1 – Complete the ASU Graduate Application

Step 2 – Email  IADP@asu.edu the following information:

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport (given name and family name)
  • The name of the university where you are currently enrolled
  • Your 10-digit ASU ID number
  • Your birth date
  • The ASU master’s major to which you have applied

 

Send questions to IADP@asu.edu.

The IADP application is NOW OPEN.

This IADP application is for students applying to the undergraduate portion of an IADP. 

If your IADP format begins at the graduate level (1+1), view the Instructions tab

If you are NOT part of an IADP program, and are interested in applying to ASU, please contact Admissions. Students who have not received prior approval from an International Office Advisor, or are from schools that do not have IADP agreements with ASU, will not be considered for IADP program admission and the application fee will not be refunded.

Review programs for a full list of participating programs.

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Transitioning to an IADP graduate program at ASU

Once you successfully complete the undergraduate semesters at ASU, do the following:

Step 1 - Provide home institution with an official ASU transcript

  • It is important to provide the home institution with an official ASU transcript. This allows the undergraduate degree to be awarded. Request official transcripts through MyASU.

Step 2 - Provide a final official undergraduate transcript to ASU

  • You must provide transcripts, degree certificate and/or diploma, from your home institution to ASU. Transcripts must include a version in the primary language of the university, and a version translated to English (if English is not the university’s primary language). For questions about submitting transcripts, Contact Admissions.
  • Send transcripts to : Arizona State University, Graduate Admission Services, PO Box 870112, Tempe, AZ 85287-0112.

Step 3 - Complete the graduate Financial Guarantee Form and proof of funding

  • Once ASU has received the final official transcripts, degree certificate and/or diploma, Financial Guarantee Form and proof of funding, you will be issued a new I-20 for your graduate program. Failure to provide ASU with these documents could cause a delay in studies.

 

Important: In all cases, students must be in good academic standing such as a minimum GPA of 3.0, to continue to the graduate portion of the accelerated degree program.

How can I find information about my specific degree program?

Students can click on the programs tab and click on the college to be directed to the department website. For specific program questions, please contact the department directly. 

Where can I find specific program information and who do I contact with questions?

Please click on the department website where you can find specific program information. If you have questions, contact the department directly. 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
W.P. Carey School of Business

What is the application deadline for an IADP?

The IADP application deadline is March 1st. All IADP applications and all supporting documents must be completed no later than March 1. Students will receive notification of admittance sometime between March and June. Students can also review their application status on their MyASU.

If I am a dual citizen of the U.S. and another country, can I apply for an IADP?

Students with dual citizenship may qualify to apply to an IADP program. Be sure to indicate your full citizenship when applying. For additional information please contact issc@asu.edu.

Can I apply for an IADP in the Spring or Summer?

No. IADP programs are offered only in the Fall semester.

Where can I find more information about undergraduate international admissions?

Where can I find information about English proficiency test scores?

ASU must receive official English proficiency test results from one of the following: TOEFL (www.ETS.org), IELTS (www.IELTS.org), or PTE (http://personpte.com).  Additional information on English proficiency can be found at https://students.asu.edu/graduate/proficiency.

Are IADP students required to take the GRE or GMAT exam?

GRE and GMAT exams are not required for IADP students.

I am having problems with my IADP application. What should I do?

Students should use the IADP application that applies to their specific program. If a fee is paid in the wrong application, the application fee is non-refundable. If you are experiencing a technical problem with an IADP application or a Graduate Supplemental Application, please review the application instructions. If you are unable to resolve, contact IADP@asu.edu for assistance.

Can I use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) when paying my IADP application fee?

The IADP application payment screen is a secured site and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is not needed. For students who use a VPN, the VPN must be open prior to starting the application.

Where do I send my official transcripts?

Official transcripts provide proof of the previous coursework or degree required for your IADP. Official transcripts must include a version in the primary language of the university and a version translated to English (if English is not the university’s primary language). All official documents must be mailed to:

Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

I cannot find my application to make the fee payment. What should I do?

This can happen to students who exit the IADP application before making payment. If the application has not been saved, and is closed prior to making payment, the student will not be able to access their application and a fee/bill will appear on the student’s MyASU.  The payment options will be listed and the fee must be paid in full before the student’s IADP application can be considered “complete” and enter the review process. Please note it may take a few days for the fee/bill to appear on the student’s MyASU account.

When will I receive my undergraduate admissions letter?

Sometime between March-June, admitted students will receive an admission letter, SEVIS information and information on completing the I-20 form.

Where can I find information on obtaining my I20 and applying for a student visa?

Sometime between March-June, admitted students will receive an admission letter, SEVIS information and information on completing the I-20 form.

Please review the  immigration steps web page or contact asuinternational@asu.edu.

Where can I find the undergraduate Financial Guarantee Form?

The undergraduate financial guarantee form is at this link. (https://students.asu.edu/international/financial-guarantee).

When will I receive information on housing at ASU?

Once you are admitted to your program, you will receive an email with housing information. You may also review options on the ASU Housing website.

Will I attend orientation at ASU?

After arriving at ASU, students will participate in various orientations. There are orientations specific for both undergraduate and graduate international students scheduled in August. Academic units often schedule orientations as well, some of which are mandatory. Please watch your ASU email account and your MyASU account for notifications regarding orientations or reach out to an academic advisor in your department.

Who do I ask for questions regarding my program or course registration?

Please read all emails from your academic unit. If you have questions regarding your specific program or registering for courses, please contact an academic advisor from your program.

As an undergraduate student, how many credit hours do I need to take each semester?

To remain in compliance with F1 visa regulations, undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester at ASU.  In addition, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA at ASU to qualify for the graduate segment of the IADP. Some ASU programs have a higher GPA requirement. Please discuss the specific program requirements with your academic advisor.

What is the GPA requirement at ASU?

While at ASU, students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to progress to the next semester of your IADP. Some programs have a higher GPA requirement. Please discuss the GPA requirements with an academic advisor. In addition, graduate students must receive a "C" or above on all work included in the Plan of Study (POS).

What is the Graduate Supplemental Application?

  • The Graduate Supplemental Application is a process for collecting required materials for your graduate program, copies of college transcripts, and English Proficiency results. 
  • The supplemental application priority deadline is March 1.
  • You can initiate your supplemental application to view the required documents. Once initiated, you can save and complete it at a later time. 
  • Follow the below instructions to review and complete the Graduate Supplemental Application.
    1. Click the Graduate Supplemental Application link in your MyASU.
    2. Enter your name and ASU email address into the activation portal.
    3. You will receive an email with an activation code. Click the link to activate the supplemental application one time only to prevent creating duplicate records.
    4. Once the Supplemental Application is initiated, you are able to save changes and close it by clicking on “OTHER ACTIONS“ at the top-right of the screen and choosing “Finish Later“.
    5. To re-enter, click “REVIEW DOCUMENT“ located in your email.

What happens when I initiate a new supplemental application?

Each time a new Graduate Supplemental Application is initiated, a document is created. This causes duplicate records and will delay processing time. Students should re-enter their Graduate Supplemental Application via the email link from the first application that was initiated.

Where do I send letters of recommendation?

Letters of recommendation should be uploaded when completing the Graduate Supplemental Application. If you have any questions regarding your letters of recommendation, please email IADP@asu.edu.

How do I apply to maintain my visa status when returning to the US to complete my graduate program?

For information on maintaining visa status for graduate programs visit International Students and Scholars Center or contact issc@asu.edu.

Where can I find Financial Guarantee information for graduate students?

For graduate students - review International Students and Scholars Center for information on the financial guarantee. You may also contact the ISSC or schedule an appointment. ISSC contact page

Where can I find information about Graduate Policies?

The Graduate College website provides a great deal of information as well as the ASU Graduate Policies and Procedures manual.

Where do I apply for a 1+1 program? (1 master's from home university + 1 master's from ASU)

  • For 1+1 students applying to an IADP program that combines graduate studies from their home university with graduate studies at ASU, apply directly through the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Once students have completed the graduate application, email the following to IADP@asu.edu:
    1. First and Last Name
    2. Date of Birth 
    3. ASU 10-digit ID number
    4. The ASU degree program
  • Application deadlines are determined by the academic department offering the program. Contact information can be found at ASU degree search.
  • Please email questions to IADP@asu.edu.

Testimonials

Chenlu Sun, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, MS-Business Analytics
Chenlu Sun
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
MS-Business Analytics

Just go for it! Something I did not expect was how friendly and helpful the professors are. The professors at ASU encourage you to participate and share your ideas in the classroom. There are many student activities and clubs for you to join. This helps you make a lot of friends and enjoy student life. Also, there are many resources to help you do well such as the career center where you have a career coach that will teach you and guide you.

 

Yutian Pang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Yutian Pang
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Mechanical Engineering

I am an IADP student from China. I major in mechanical engineering and got my bachelor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. I took both 4 and 5-level classes in my first year so I can have a better transition from undergraduate to graduate school. I also finished my undergraduate project with a team in my first year. It was a great experience and the teammates you worked with for a whole year may even become your best friend! Also there is a lot of research opportunities.

 

Tianyi Huang, Nanjing Audit University, Master of Accountancy

Tianyi Huang
Nanjing Audit University
Master of Accountancy

Arizona is a very friendly place, and the people are friendly. There are swimming pools everywhere, nice weather and I like it here. You will learn to meet new people, and have more friends.

 

 

Jueming Hu
Southeast University
Mechanical Engineering

I enjoyed everything in ASU. Faculty and staff here are very nice. I learned much advanced technology especially from every graduate class. Furthermore, there are many opportunities to do research in the lab. Additionally, abundant athletic and music events impressed me a lot. In my opinion, ASU is really a good choice for both studying and living.

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After reviewing this website, should you have additional questions that are not addressed in the FAQs, there are several offices that will be happy to assist.

Application questions
IADP@asu.edu

Undergraduate student I-20’s
asuinternational@asu.edu

Graduate student I-20’s
International Students and Scholars Center or email issc@asu.edu

Eligibility
Please contact the International Office at your home institution.

If you are faculty or staff from ASU or another university and have questions about new partnerships, please contact IADP@asu.edu.