The courses offered in this degree program provide students with a working knowledge of the technology and management required of the graphic information industry. This program focuses on cross media publishing and graphic imaging and is not a traditional information technology, computer science, computer information systems or information systems management program.

The degree program has two campus options: ASU Online or Polytechnic campus. Either campus selection can be completed at a distance. It is recommended that applicants inquire about differences in the two campus options prior to application. Applicants choose the campus when completing the online Graduate College application; the campus cannot be changed once selected.

Career Opportunities

Graphic information technology prepares graduates for technical and management positions in the diverse graphic communication and information technology industries, such as:

  • commercial and technical imaging
  • internet and web development
  • management of graphic information assets
  • planning and evaluation of print, Internet, multimedia and computer-based communications
  • pre-media, digital printing and publishing
  • quality assurance of graphic products
  • technical and digital media production

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Degrees Offered

Graphic Information Technology M.S. Tech

The Polytechnic School

Polytechnic campus
Mesa, Arizona

Application Deadlines


Priority – April 1

Spring 2016

Priority – September 15

Financing Your Education

Fellowships through ASU and external resources, along with research and teaching assistant positions, offer many alternatives to fund your education expenses at ASU—often for multiple years or even the full course of study. Fellowship resources are limited, and many fellowships require U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States.

Fellowships are awarded on a highly competitive basis as part of the graduate program application process.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU Graduate Standards
Fulton Schools of Engineering