Doctoral Research Associates

An essential part of fulfilling the mission of the Transformation Project is supporting the vibrant and innovative ideas, research, and scholarship produced by doctoral students. To assist in the development and dissemination of their scholarship, The Transformation Project offers competitive opportunities for financial assistance to fund ongoing research projects, attend new training instrumental in their research, and support conference attendance.

Online Overrides & Walk-in Advising

Course override (pre-requisite) requests for spring 2019 begin November 6, 2018, and space override (full class) requests begin December 26, 2018.  

Override requests will not be considered after the drop/add period for that session (A, B, or C) has ended. For drop/add dates, please see the Academic Calendar or your MyASU. 

2016-2017 Forensics Team Awards and Highlights

October 2016

Sun Carnival tournament hosted at El Paso Community College - October 1-2
The ASU Forensics Team sent 4 students to compete at two single day tournaments: Senior Benjamin Steele, Junior Abigail Toye, Sophomore Sachin Kumar, and Freshman Erin Guiney.

During the Saturday tournament, Steele placed 5th in Impromptu speaking, Kumar placed 4th in Extemporaneous speaking, Toye received 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation, and Guiney earned 4th in After Dinner Speaking AND the Top Novice award overall.

Graduate Admission

M.A. Program in Communication (offered ONLINE only)

M.A.program application deadlines:

Fall 2018:              July 31, 2018

Spring 2019:         December 15, 2018

Summer 2019:     May 1, 2019

Online MA Course Descriptions

MA in Communication Course Descriptions

COM 501 Communication Research

Financial Resources


Assistantships carry a compensatory stipend for services rendered, including activities that are relevant to each student’s own program of study, and contribute to ASU’s teaching and research effort. Graduate assistantships for doctoral students include a $16,000 stipend for the academic year. These packages may also include a tuition waiver and health insurance. Assistants must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours each semester (audit hours do not count towards the six-hour minimum).

Ph.D. Application Instructions

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program In Communication application process is completed online through ASU Graduate Education

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.