We will begin accepting applications on September 15, 2012 for the 2013-2014 academic year to the following degree programs: MArch 2 year; MArch 3+; MIA 2 year; MIA 3+; MID 2 year; MID 3+; MLA 2 year; MLA 3+; MSBE; MSD; MUD; MVCD 2 year; MVCD 3+. Please carefully review this website for current application information.
This section has been developed to assist you with the application and admissions process. Here you will find information related to:
Summer Term Admission: The MArch 3+, MIA 3+, MID 3+, MLA 3+, and MVCD 3+ programs only admit students to the summer semester term.
Fall Term Admission: The MArch 2 year, MIA 2 year, MID 2 year, MLA 2 year, MSBE, MSD, MUD and MVCD 2 year programs only admit students for the fall semester term.
All application materials will be submitted through two different online systems: the Graduate College and Slideroom. Please read the following application directions carefully. Materials that are not sent directly to the appropriate locations could experience a delay and may result in the applicant’s denial.
Please submit only the following items directly to the Graduate College:
ASU Graduate College
Interdisciplinary Bldg., B-Wing
1120 South Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287-1003
Once the Graduate College Admissions office receives the application, students are notified of their asurite id and activation code through an acknowledgement sent by the Graduate College Admissions office within 48 hours of receipt of the application. If you have submitted an application and have not received this code, please contact the Graduate College office at 480.965.6113.
Applicants are then able to track the status of their application materials submitted to the Graduate College Admissions office through their MyASU page. Through this website, applicants will be notified of missing documents (transcripts, application fee, etc) and provided with up-to-date information on the routing of the application. View more information on tracking your application status.
All other required application materials should be submitted online at SlideRoom. These materials include the following:
*GRE scores are required for all graduate programs except the MIA 2 year, MIA3+, MID 2 year; MID 3+; MVCD 2 year; MVCD 3+ and MSD.
**Resume is only required for MSD students.
Applicants who need technical support when submitting materials through the slide room system should send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Failure to file the appropriate documentation in the appropriate place can cause a delay, or worse, a decline in your application for graduate school. Please contact one of the Graduate Coordinators in The Design School if you have any questions about the application process: Stephanie Alvey (480.727.7919) or Terri Beck (480.965.1174).
Online application will be available beginning Sept. 15, 2012 through March 15, 2013 for the following programs: MArch; MArch 3+; MIA; MIA 3+; MID; MID 3+; MLA; MLA 3+; MSBE; MSD; MUD; MVCD; and MVCD 3+. Late applications will be reviewed and considered on a space available basis.
Applications for assistantship and scholarships are generally considered at the same time as the application. All interested applicants can apply online for a teaching assistantship position through this website. The online application for the 2013-14 academic year will be available from Jan 16, 2013 through May 31, 2013 at midnight.
All interested applicants (with the exception of 3+ applicants) can apply for a TA position. The TA application is online and applications for the 2013-14 academic year will be available from Jan. 16 through May 31, 2013. Note: 3+ applicants are not eligible for TA positions during the summer and first academic year of the program.
It is important to note that all international teaching or graduate assistants whose primary language is not English are required to be certified in their English language abilities. Those individuals whose official mother tongue is not English, or are from a country whose official native language is not English, will be required to submit a SPEAK test score, which is administered at ASU. For this group, no Personnel Action form (PAF) will be signed until this examination has been successfully completed.
The International Teaching Assistant Program (ITA) will certify all international teaching assistants (TAs) who take the SPEAK test. International students whose primary language is other than English will not be permitted to serve as TAs unless they have AECP certification. View information about AECP certification online. You will need to have this certification on order to receive a TA appointment in The Design School.
The faculty evaluates the applications and supporting materials and recommends to the Graduate College whether the applicant should be granted regular or provisional admission or if admission should be denied. If admission is provisional, the Graduate College specifies in its letter of admission the provisions to be met to gain regular status. Applicants can log into the MyASU system in order to view admission decisions and the admission decision letter. If admission is granted, the Design School informs the applicants of the procedures for enrollment.