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Graduate College Research

The ASU Graduate College conducts and supports original research in the field of graduate education, often through partnerships with other academic units at ASU and influential organizations like the Council of Graduate Schools. Learn more about ASU graduate students and alumni, graduate student mental health and wellness, the economic impact of an ASU graduate degree and more.

  • Career Pathways and Perceptions of ASU PhD Students and Alumni in the Humanities and STEM

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  • 2020: The Economic Impact of Those Attaining A Graduate Degree From Arizona State University

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  • Mapping Participation in Graduate Programs: Students' Views on Inclusion, Learning and Networking

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Research with Council of Graduate Schools

Graduate Student Mental Health and Wellness Listening Sessions

In May 2020, the Graduate College led listening sessions with 31 graduate students as part of a Council of Graduate Schools and JED Foundation initiative to create a foundation for evidence-based policies and resources to support graduate student mental health and well-being, particularly for underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities pursuing graduate education.

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Career Pathways and Perceptions of ASU PhD Students and Alumni in the Humanities and STEM

A look at the connections between career aspirations, academic training, and PhD career outcomes and pathways for ASU graduate PhD students and alumni in the Humanities and STEM disciplines, part of a broader project funded by the Council of Graduate Schools, the National Science and Andrew W. Mellon Foundations. 

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ASU Graduate Degree Economic Impact Reports

2020: The Economic Impact of Those Attaining A Graduate Degree From Arizona State University

University Economist and Director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute, Dennis Hoffman, PhD, and Tom Rex, M.B.A., Associate Director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research and Manager of Research Initiatives at the Office of the University find that Arizona, workers holding a graduate degree from ASU paid more than $398 million in taxes to state and local governments and earned $5.6 billion.

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2018: The Earnings of Those Attaining A Graduate Degree from Arizona State University

University Economist and Director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute, Dennis Hoffman, PhD, and Tom Rex, M.B.A., Associate Director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research and Manager of Research Initiatives at the Office of the University find that Arizona, workers holding a graduate degree from ASU paid more than $300 million in taxes to state and local governments and earned $4.1 billion. 

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Research with ASU Partners

Mapping Participation in Graduate Programs: Students' Views on Inclusion, Learning and Networking

In Fall 2019, the Graduate College, in collaboration Biodesign Institute, W.P. Carey School of Business, Natural Sciences and The College undertook a research study to understand ASU graduate students’ perspectives on their learning and satisfaction, the inclusiveness of their graduate program, and their individual impact and performance.

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