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MAGS Student Handbooks

New admits

Graduate Admissions new student checklist

ASU Online students

Newly admitted veteran students

Provisionally admitted students:

Students who have been offered a “provisional admission” to the program must fulfill certain requirements in order to remain in the program.  If the provisions are not met in the established timeframe, the student will be dismissed from the program automatically by the ASU Graduate College.  Students can view the conditions of their admission on the MyASU page.

Academic resources

Submitting the Plan of Study (IPOS):                

After the first semester in the program is completed, student should submit an IPOS (Plan of Study) through the MyASU page (“My Programs”) section.  The IPOS details the courses the student will take to complete the degree.  The IPOS can be changed if course selections change in the future.  An IPOS must be submitted, reviewed by the unit and faculty, and approved no later than halfway through the program.

Click here to see how to complete the IPOS in the Mags program

Faculty committee on the IPOS:

Please add:  Jeffrey Kubiak and Daniel Rothenberg

Once submitted, your IPOS will be reviewed by the Graduate Coordinator and faculty director.  If changes need to be made, your IPOS will be returned to you for revisions.  Please be sure to review the course schedule and projected future course offerings to select courses.

The IPOS can be edited and changed if your course selections change over time.  If a change in registration occurs, a flag will appear on the MyASU page indicating that an IPOS change is required.  Please see the “My Programs” tab on your MyASU page for more information.

GSC projected course offerings 2022

598 courses are offered as-available and not on a certain schedule.  These courses do count as program electives.

550 (Capstone) is a spring and fall B session course.  In the summer, it is offered in the C session (all summer).

Summer enrollment is optional for continuous registration purposes, but all graduate students must be enrolled in at least one graduate credit in both fall and spring semesters in either A or B sessions (or both).

If students are receiving any sort of benefit or aid that requires enrollment in a specific number of credits in a given semester, please confirm the credit requirements of the award to stay in compliance.

Summer sessions are more condensed at 6 weeks as opposed to fall and spring at 7.5 weeks, and offer the same amount of material as fall and spring semesters.

**501 and 550 are courses required of all students in the MA in Global Security and cybersecurity concentration programs.

Students in the Cybersecurity concentration:

*Four Cybersecurity courses (560, 561, 562, 563) are required for students in the MA in Global Security, cybersecurity concentration.  

GSC 560 will be offered each “B” session in spring, summer, and fall semester beginning summer 2021.

The remaining cyber courses will be offered 1-2 times each calendar year in the “A” session.  It is recommended to enroll in GSC 560 first, if possible, as a foundational course in the sequence.  Courses 561-563 can be taken in any order. It is recommended that students in the cybersecurity concentration enroll in the cybersecurity courses as soon as they are available, and as schedules allow.

A limited number of seats may be available for MAGS students (not enrolled in the cybersecurity concentration) for GSC 560.  Please see “reserved groups” section of course in ASU Class Search for details on available seats.  GSC 561-563 will be reserved for cyber concentration students only at this time.

Academic Progress:

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all GPA’s (IPOS GPA, Overall Graduate GPA, and Cumulative GPA).


Student who fall below a 3.0 in any of these three areas may be placed on academic probation or dismissed from the program.  Students should contact the academic advisor and program faculty if any of the GPA’s fall below a 3.0 in a given semester and develop a plan to improve academic performance.

Other resources

Graduate College 

ASU Academic Calendar:

Students are responsible for knowing and adhering to the deadlines in the ASU Academic Calendar.  Please specifically be aware of add/drop deadlines.

Tuition and fees

Online tutoring

Pat Tillman Veterans Center

ASU Career Services

ASU Online Resources (Support for Academic and Personal Issues)


Steps to graduation MAGS program

Wellness Resources for Graduate Students

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