Graduate College

Veteran Services

Photo of Andrew Webber, Vice Provost for Graduate Education

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 two 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.

Dr. Alfredo J. Artiles

Dean, Graduate College


IPOS Support

If you happen to need extra guidance navigating through your Interactive Plan of Study (IPOS), current and future veteran graduate students may contact or 480-965-3521, or stop by the Graduate College, Interdisciplinary-B Room 288 (Tempe Campus) for special one-on-one support. Please note: Guidance on course selections and curriculum must come from the graduate advisor within your program.

Thesis/Dissertation Format Support

If you happen to need guidance regarding the format process for your thesis or dissertation, current and future veteran graduate students may contact or 480-965-3521, or stop by the Graduate College, Interdisciplinary-B Room 288 (Tempe Campus) for special one-on-one support.

Petitions for Veterans

Petition to Maintain Continuous Enrollment: Military
Request must be submitted to your academic unit and the Graduate College along with a copy of official deployment orders. The Graduate College will grant a leave of absence for the duration of deployment.  The duration of deployment will not impact the time limits allowed for degrees.

Petition to Request for Extension to Graduate: Military
Request must be submitted to your academic unit and the Graduate College. The petition must include the following information in order for us to review:

  • The planned semester of graduation
  • Explain why you didn't complete your degree in the time limit allowed
  • Explain why your circumstances warrant an exception to the policy
  • A detailed timeline of the steps you will take to ensure you complete your remaining degree requirements by your requested extension term.
  • If you are required to complete a thesis or dissertation, your timeline must include details of when you will complete each chapter of your document, provide a final draft to your committee, and hold your defense.

Petition to Attend Defense by Video: Military
Graduate College recognizes that in extreme circumstances, a student or chair may not be able to attend a Thesis Dissertation defense in-person. In these extraordinary circumstances, a student or chair, with the support of their academic unit's leadership, may petition to attend the defense via video. This form must be submitted to the Graduate College along with supporting military documents to be considered for this extremely rare exception. This petition must be supported by the head of the academic unit, as well as the entire committee. *Please note: Graduate College must be in attendance of any defense that a student will be defending remotely. Please coordinate with the Graduate College so that a representative is available.


For more information contact or 480-965-3521.