12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Are you interested in immigration, migration and border issues in the U.S. or beyond? Do you want to work with border communities? This unique Transborder Studies MAS program from Arizona State University prepares you with an understanding of transborder, transnational and border issues locally, nationally and internationally.


The Transborder Studies MAS program from Arizona State University is designed for students interested in border issues and communities. Students learn from interdisciplinary scholars, both in the social sciences and humanities, in order to develop their individualized plan of study and focus area.

The program has historically been grounded in and inspired by the geographical specificity of the U.S.-Mexico border. Given the massive scale of globalization in the 21st century and its influence on local, regional, national, subnational and international environments, the program examines transborder regions and populations around the world, including metaphorical, linguistic and cultural borders, as well as patterns and implications of immigration and migration.

Career Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to engage in innovative research or applied experiences. Depending on the plan of study, students may focus on a trajectory in academia with interests to pursue research opportunities or a doctoral degree. Students who wish to pursue career options outside of academia may focus the plan of study on a more professional and applied track with potential interest in local, state, national, non-governmental organizations or international agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transborder Studies 
  • Epistemologies and Transborder Thought 
  • Tools for Transborder Research
  • Theories and Methods of Migration, Health and Applied Social Policy in a Transborder Theory and Methods of Transborder Media and Expressive Culture 
  • Theory and Methods of Transborder Cultural Acquisition, Language Development and Learning 
  • Internship in Transborder Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 the social sciences, humanities, sciences, health, education, business or professional 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 an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • personal statement
  • writing sample
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • three letter of recommendation (colleagues or professors)
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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