Graduate College

About Graduate College

Welcome to Graduate College

Welcome to Arizona State University’s Graduate College. ASU’s history spans over 130 years and our graduate programs contribute to the redefinition of the public research university to create the New American University. Hallmarks of ASU Graduate College include a student-centered culture and commitment to inclusion and innovation—U.S. News & World Report selected ASU as the most innovative university in the country three years in a row.

ASU offers over 400 graduate degree options across six physical campuses and an online campus. These programs traverse a web of communities in which over 18,000 graduate students learn, teach, create and thrive. Graduate students leverage the unique richness of our location in the Southwest to engage the complex issues of our globalized era contributing to the economic, social, cultural and overall well-being of their communities. The extraordinary innovations produced in ASU Graduate College are fueled by the quality of our programs, the diversity of our ideas, the social embeddedness of our work, and the intellectual assets of our graduate student population that represents over 100 nations and myriad backgrounds.

ASU graduate students become lifelong learners, create inter- and trans-disciplinary knowledge on issues of social significance and begin to build career pathways from the moment they enroll in programs. We offer a plethora of apprenticeship opportunities with world class faculty, state of the art research and professional training facilities, and ongoing enrichment and professional development programming. ASU graduate students get meaningful and sustained mentoring from faculty, peers, and alumni, and have access to partnerships that afford participation in the development of solutions to real-life challenges. ASU graduate programs have a remarkable impact on students’ professional trajectories—for instance, 91 percent of ASU's master's students who looked for a job received at least one offer within 90 days of graduating.

You can learn about programs and educational opportunities at the Graduate College website. Contact us if you have questions, would like to interact with our faculty and students, and/or want to visit our campuses. We are confident that you will thrive at ASU, the New American University. We look forward to welcoming you.

Alfredo J. Artiles
Dean, Graduate College Leading through knowledge use and innovation



Mission Statement

It is the mission of Graduate College at Arizona State University to promote and support the integrity, quality, and vitality of ASU graduate programs including master’s degrees, professional degrees and doctoral degrees.

Our goal is to ensure university-wide standards of quality, access, and equity in graduate programs and promote the interests of ASU’s graduate students and graduate education within the state, national, and international arenas.

Central to this vision is the enhancement of the diversity of ASU’s graduate population as well as the development of a dynamic range of cutting-edge interdisciplinary graduate programs across the university.