Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Media Arts and Sciences (MAS)


Program in Sociology

Tempe, AZ 85287

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Media Arts and Sciences (MAS)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) offers a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), which is jointly conferred by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Ira. A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. MAS Ph.D. students learn to translate, transport and combine knowledge across disciplines as they develop innovative experiential media systems and accompanying theoretical models. The degree structure includes transdisciplinary media courses through Arts, Media and Engineering, elective course credits that complement the student's research interests, and substantial research and dissertation hours devoted to collaborative research within the Arts, Media and Engineering network.

Students graduating with a MAS PhD from AME will:

  1. Have a broad understanding of each of the four constituting areas of experiential media (Sensing, Perception and Modeling, Interaction and Feedback, Experiential Construction and Knowledge Evaluation)
  2. Be able to successfully integrate knowledge across the constituting areas for the creation of media systems of societal significance
  3. Have the computational and creative skills necessary for participating in media system development and implementation
  4. Be able to create and coordinate interdisciplinary teams for the development of an experiential media system
  5. Be able to test and evaluate media systems in real-life situations
  6. Be able to generalize the knowledge resulting from the development of a syst


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

International applicants should see for details regarding academic credentials requirements.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.
ASU FAFSA Code: 001081.

Locale: Midsize City

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