Engage in graduate research

You’ll learn from experts and acquire skills for professional growth

Expand your knowledge and partake in groundbreaking projects

As a graduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, you’ll work directly with renowned researchers and faculty in first-class facilities at one of the most forward-thinking metropolitan research universities in the country. You’ll receive specialized training in your field, unparalleled mentoring from faculty and enhanced career opportunities after graduation, which will jumpstart your career in today’s competitive job market.

You’ll learn from Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and National Academy of Sciences members who are energized by inspiring new ways of thinking and problem solving in our local and global communities. Whether you want to explore the psychophysiological underpinnings of stress, join the search for extraterrestrial intelligence or develop cures for cancer and infectious diseases, we’ll help you discover the next breakthrough to make our world a better place. 

Conduct research in world-class facilities

Regardless of your discipline, you’ll have access to highly developed facilities and research centers that are fully equipped with the most advanced equipment and technology. We’ll give you the resources and tools you need to transcend boundaries and discover the next breakthrough in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences. Whether you’re conducting research in the Center for Biological Physics or the Institute of Human Origins, you can explore innovative projects that’ll impact your field and beyond.

Fund your graduate research experiences

In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 80 percent of our graduate students receive full funding for their research experiences through fellowships, awards and scholarships. Our funding opportunities are awarded based on merit, financial need and/or specific academic criteria to ensure all our scholars have access to different types of funding. Whether you want to explore the cultural implications of human mobility or develop spacecraft to map water on the moon, there’s funding available to meet your needs.

Collaborate with experts across the university

As a graduate student in our college, you’ll join one of the fastest growing research institutions in the U.S. with a focus on interdisciplinary research, discovery and development. You’ll collaborate with your peers and some of the brightest intellectuals in the world, including Nobel laureates, Fulbright American Scholars, American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows and members of the National Academy of Sciences, on innovative projects spanning a variety of academic fields and disciplines.