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Social Technologies

Arizona State University

12 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Social Technologies MA program from Arizona State University is for those interested in understanding, managing & researching social media & other technologies that affect social & organizational change.


The Social Technologies MA program from Arizona State University provides a grounding in social, behavioral, cultural and design approaches to critically interrogating the social uses of data, the ethics and politics of social computing, and algorithmic culture more broadly.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Arts program in social technologies should be well-positioned for research roles in businesses, nonprofits and government organizations. They also may move on to doctoral study.

The program deliberately seeks to be more reflective of the diversity of those who are affected by datafication and actively promote the careers of professionals who are underrepresented in data-related fields.

Career examples include:

  • chief information officer
  • communications director
  • community manager
  • data journalist
  • intelligence or policy analyst
  • program or project manager
  • public affairs specialist
  • social media manager
  • social strategist
  • research and data analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Data and Society
  • Data Wrangling 
  • Data, Places, People and Things
  • Ethics and Policies of Social Data 
  • Networked Publics 
  • Technologies of Community 
  • Social Search and Filtering 
  • Computational Social Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary 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.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of purpose
  • three letters of recommendation
  • an academic writing sample (preferred) or professional writing sample
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Online Arizona resident: $11,928/year
  • Online Non-Arizona resident: $13,240/year

Living costs for Peoria

940 - 1390 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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