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Graduate Programs Overview

Graduate Programs Overview | The Polytechnic School


The Polytechnic School is making a new higher education experience, one that focuses on learning through making things and solving real-world challenges through collaboration. At the Polytechnic School, we believe how you learn and teach is as important as what you learn and teach. We are committed and contributing to ASU’s vision of the New American University – an institution that is committed to excellence, access, and impact.

The Polytechnic School is located in Mesa, which is the state’s third-largest city and part of the Greater Phoenix area. The 600-acre ASU Polytechnic campus is built in a beautiful desert arboretum and is home to more than 3,300 students studying in undergraduate and graduate majors. The Polytechnic School is home to some of the most innovative engineering and technology programs in the country and some of the most advanced learning laboratories available to students on any university campus. Learn more about the Polytechnic campus

The programs thrive under the guidance of more than 100 outstanding faculty members with deep expertise in many of the most important technological challenges that society faces. Many members of the faculty bring considerable industrial experience to bear on their teaching and research.

master’s programs:

doctoral programs:



Master’s programs + deadlines

Programs Fall Spring Summer
Aviation Management & Human Factors (MSTech in Technology) April 1 Nov 1 N/A
Engineering (MS) April 1 Sept 15 N/A
Environmental & Resource Management (MS) April 1 Sept 15 N/A
Graphic Information Technology (MSTech in Technology) April (Polytechnic)

July 1 (Online)

Sept 15 (Polytechnic)

November 15 (Online)

March 1 (Polytechnic)

April 1 (Online)

Human Systems Engineering (MS) April 1 Sept 15 N/A
Information Technology (MS) April (Polytechnic)

July 1 (Online)

Sept 15 (Polytechnic)

November 15 (Online)


April 1 (Online)

Management of Technology (MSTech in Technology) April 1 Sept 15 N/A
Manufacturing Engineering (MS) April 1 Sept 15 N/A
User Experience (MS) April 1 Oct 15 N/A

N/A: Not Available

International applicants admitted to ASU must meet I-20 requirements and deadlines for their semester of admission.

Doctoral programs + deadlines

Programs Fall Spring
Engineering Education Systems & Design (PhD) January 15 August 15
Human Systems Engineering (PhD) December 31 Not Available
Systems Engineering (PhD) January 15 August 15




Step 1: Complete the online Graduate Admissions application.

Ensure that you include your professional resume and personal statement within the online application before submitting.

There is an option to upload unofficial transcripts during the online application submission. Be sure to add any unofficial transcripts in one PDF as only one upload is allowed for the unofficial transcripts.

Step 2: After submitting the online application, be sure to also submit the following required application materials to Graduate Admissions. Please note that your application will not be reviewed without these materials:

– Official transcripts from every college and university from which you earned a bachelor’s degree or higher

– Official GRE scores

– Letters of Recommendation, if required by your program of application

International students must also submit proof of English proficiency

Step 3: View your application status on MyASU. After your application is complete and all required materials are submitted, your MyASU page will indicate that your application is ‘in review.’ Please note that it typically takes up to four (4) weeks from application completion for applicants to receive an admission decision.








Frequently asked questions

I applied for a program and haven’t received an admission decision yet. When will I receive a decision?

It typically takes approximately four (4) weeks from application completion for applicants to receive an admission decision. If you completed your application over 4 weeks ago and have not yet received an admission decision, please contact us at and we will happy to provide you with the status of your application.

The GRE requirement is noted on all graduate programs. Do you offer GRE Waivers?

Yes, we provide a GRE Waiver Request for applicants who meet the requirements. Please carefully review the qualifications of the GRE Waiver Request and if you meet one of the requirements, please fill out the form and send it along with any additional required materials to This is not a GRE fee waiver request. 

Where should I have my official documents sent?

All official application materials should be sent to ASU Graduate Admission Services:

To expedite the processing of your application, please write your application reference number on all documents and envelopes submitted to ASU. Materials submitted without your application reference number will delay the processing of your application.

If sending by U.S. Postal Service:

Admission Services Applicant Processing

Arizona State University

PO Box 871004

Tempe, AZ 85287-1004


If sending by FedEx, DHL, or UPS:

Arizona State University

Admission Services Applicant Processing

1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226

Tempe, AZ 85281


Am I eligible for a scholarship or assistantship? 

For any questions regarding how to pay for your graduate education at ASU, we encourage you to explore the different options through Financial Aid and Scholarship Services or Pay for College – Graduate College. Please note that scholarships and assistantships are not guaranteed. You are encouraged to thoroughly explore your options before submitting the graduate application.

How do I schedule an appointment with an advisor? 

If you are wanting to learn more about one of our graduate programs and are not yet admitted to the Polytechnic School, please call our Advising Services Office at 480-727-1874 to request an appointment with a graduate advisor.

If you are admitted to one of the Polytechnic School graduate programs, you can schedule an appointment with your graduate advisor by visiting our online scheduling tool.