Please carefully review this website for current application information.
Applications have closed for the 2014–2015 academic year for all 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+.
We will begin accepting applications for 2015-2016 in mid-September 2014.
This section has been developed to assist you with the application and admissions process. Here you will find information related to:
Summer Admission: The MArch 3+, MIA 3+, MID 3+, MLA 3+, and MVCD 3+ programs only admit students to the summer term.
Fall 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.
All application materials will be submitted through two different online systems: ASU Graduate Education 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 Graduate Education:
ASU Graduate Education
Interdisciplinary Bldg., B-Wing
1120 South Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287-1003
Once the Graduate Education office receives the application, students are notified of their ASURITE ID and activation code through an acknowledgement sent by Graduate Education within 48 hours of receipt of the application. If you have submitted an application and have not received this code, please contact Graduate Education at 480.965.6113.
Applicants are then able to track the status of their application materials submitted to Graduate Education 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:
Applicants who need technical support when submitting materials through the slide room system should send emails to email@example.com.
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 the graduate recruiter in The Design School if you have any questions about the application process: Ellie Ahmann – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online applications will be accepted Sept. 15, 2013 through January 15, 2014 for the following 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; 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 2014–15 academic year will be available from January 16, 2014 through May 31, 2014 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 2014–15 academic year will be available from January 16 through May 31, 2014. 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 Graduate Education whether the applicant should be granted regular or provisional admission or if admission should be denied. If admission is provisional, Graduate Education 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.