Arizona State University / West Campus

Social Technologies

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The MA degree in social technologies offered by the New College is a groundbreaking program that explores how new technologies affect social and organizational change, as well as how to apply that understanding in a variety of professional contexts.

The master's is an interdisciplinary degree anchored in social, behavioral, cultural and design approaches to the increasing prominence of social technology in nearly every facet of contemporary life. Course work delves into social theory and research methods applied to the social uses of interactive environments, networked technologies and mobile computing.

The flexible curriculum consists of two core courses, a graduate-level research methods course and a series of elective courses, culminating in a six-credit-hour capstone project.

Graduates are prepared for doctoral work in social technologies or careers in social media, community management and digital media. Graduate are also skilled in distance collaboration and professions that use social technologies to interact with clients, interest groups and the public.

Applicants must submit the following:

*If you do not meet the minimum GPA requirements, you must submit an official GRE score.

After admission to their degree program, WRGP qualified applicants may apply to the WRGP program by submitting the WICHE WRGP Application Form found at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Graduate Studies
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

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