Degrees Offered at Arizona State University
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ASU Online, the university’s distance learning campus, offers 90 undergraduate and 64 graduate degree programs. In 2018, over 50,000 students were enrolled as non-degree seeking, undergraduate or graduate students in an online program.
Undergraduate degrees can be earned in a variety of liberal arts and professional fields. Students interested in science can earn a degree in applied biological sciences, psychology, or many of the life sciences. Students can also earn a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, education, public service and public policy, innovation in society or technology, digital culture, cyber security, business sustainability and biomedical engineering.
A selection of the graduate programs offered by Arizona State University include a Ph.D in Construction Management, a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, a DNP in Advanced Nursing Practice, a graduate certificate in Biospecimen Repository Administration, a MAS in American Media and Popular Culture, a Ph.D in Applied Math for the Life and Social Sciences, a Master of Science in Computer Science and Cybersecurity, a graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders or applied behavior analysis, A M.Ed degree in one of several Education specialization, a Ph.D in Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor.
Many of these programs are offered both online and on-campus. Some of the more unique online offerings include a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Leadership, a Bachelor of Arts in Food Industry Management and Business, a B.A. in Community Advocacy and Social Policy, a B.S. in Health Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health and a Master of Arts in Special Education.
Students in both the online and on-campus programs have the option to earn an accelerated degree by combining a bachelor’s and master’s degree program in one five-year program or by earning a bachelor’s degree in under four years.
About Arizona State University
Arizona State currently has five campuses: Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu. In addition, the university has ASU Online, the institution’s distance learning campus. ASU offers professional degree programs through its Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, W.P. Carey School of Business, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, and the College of Health Solutions.
ASU has received numerous prestigious accolades. In 2018, Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Arizona State as the top producer of Fulbright scholars. The Princeton Review included ASU on the list of “Colleges that Pay You Back”. Times Higher Education ranked ASU in the top 1% of the world’s most prestigious universities. The U.S. News and World Report listed Arizona State’s undergraduate program as one of the 2019 “Best Colleges”. The Wall Street Journal placed ASU as #5 for universities favored by employers for producing the best-qualified graduates. Finally, the National Science Foundation has listed Arizona State University as a top-10 university for research.
Arizona State University’s online master’s degree program was ranked #2 in the country by U.S. News and World Report, scoring 98 out of 100 possible points. The online MBA and non-MBA graduate programs in the online W.P. Carey School of Business were also ranked sixth by the same publication, as was the master’s degree program in criminal justice. U.S. News and World Report also ranked the online master’s degree in engineering ninth in the country and the online master’s degree in education as 13th. Finally, the magazine ranked Arizona State’s online bachelor’s degree program as one of the “Best Online Bachelors Programs”.
Arizona State University also has a lengthy list of distinguished alumni, including Barbara Barrett, class of 1972, 1975 and 1978 and former U.S. Ambassador to Finland. Arizona governor and former Arizona state treasurer, as well as former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery, Doug Ducey is a 1986 graduate. Mary Temple Grandin, Autism spokesperson and animal behavior expert, is a 1975 graduate and also received an honorary doctorate in 2012. 1966 alum Al Michaels is a five-time Emmy Award winner and a five-time national sportscaster of the year. In addition, Phil Michelson, winner of five PGA championships and three Master’s titles is a 1992 alum. Kate Spade, award-winning fashion designer, graduated in 1985. Finally, 1982 alumna Margaret H. Woodward is a decorated Air Force major general and the first woman to oversee a U.S. combat air campaign.
Arizona State University Accreditation Details
Arizona State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The university has also earned numerous program-specific accreditations, including:
- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
- Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
- Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Arizona State Board of Nursing & Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
- Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
- Council for Social Work Education (CSWE)
- American Bar Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
- National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
- National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
- American Council for Construction Education (ACCEPTANCE)
- Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
Arizona State University Application Requirements
Students seeking admission to Arizona State University can complete either the Common Application or the university-specific application. Applicants are expected to submit a self-report for high school grades, a non-refundable application fee, and ACT or SAT scores between July 1st and November 1st for priority admission. All applications for an on-campus program must be received by February 1st.
ASU’s online program has multiple start dates so the application deadline varies depending on the program and start date chosen. Applicants to the online program must have graduated in the top 25% of their high school class, have at least a 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0, and have an ACT score of 22 for Arizona residents or 24 for nonresidents or an SAT reasoning score of 1120 for Arizona residents or 1180 for nonresidents.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition rates at Arizona State University vary widely based on the campus, program, and residency status of the student. For full time students in an undergraduate program, tuition is approximately $10,000 per year for Arizona residents and $28,000 per year for non-residents. There are also several additional fees students must pay, including technology, student service facility, athletics, health and wellness, recreation and financial aid trust fees.
Undergraduates enrolled in the online program can expect to pay approximately $5,000 per semester for residents enrolled in 18 credit hours and $9,300 for nonresidents enrolled in the same program. For online students, only the technology and financial aid trust fees are added.
ASU offers a significant number of grants and scholarships available to students enrolled in any of their programs. In addition, loans and work-study programs are offered. Graduate students may be eligible for research grants and teaching assistantships to help with the cost of tuition.
More information about the campus-based and online programs offered at Arizona State University can be found on the school’s website.