Arizona State University - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Why you should consider this program

As the foundational core of the New American University, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences fosters educational excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry through our unique blend of programs in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Our diversity and dynamism serve as an incubator for continued growth and development in any field of study, from space exploration and medicinal chemistry to historical and global studies.

As a Coverdell Fellow, you’ll have access to choose, explore and sculpt a personalized and individually powerful learning experience suited for your desired career path. Our redefined liberal arts and sciences education will help transform you into a socially aware, critically thinking global citizen who strives to bring about positive change.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is rooted in an intellectual curiosity to understand the world around you and personal transformation. Through the schools of International Letters and Cultures, Political Science and Global Studies, and Social Transformation, students will pursue specializations that align with their goals and interests.

Social and Cultural Pedagogy(MA)

Justice Studies(MS)

Political Science(MA)

Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and  Spanish(MA)

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 23,452 $ 21,620 $ 1,832
Out of state $ 43,656 $ 42,264 $ 1,392
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Fellowship amount will vary based on specific student sitution, but will not exceed the amount(s) listed above. 

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 19,050

Application fee waived?



The Fellows internship will require serving 300 hours per year in an underserved American community within the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Fellows are expected to find their own internship; however, the schools reserve the right to determine if the internship meets the Coverdell Fellowship requirements and, if not, may suggest an alternative internship.

Jobs for program alumni

For information on individual program alumni and career details, pleas speak with the individual programs advising office to discuss what types of jobs their graduates receive. 

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

Apply through ASU Graduate Education to the academic program, and apply online to the Fellows program. Applicants must be admitted by The Arizona State University Graduate College and selected for admission to the Fellows program. Fellows carry out a 300-hour internship each year, and participate in community service projects and professional development opportunities. Renewal of funding depends on academic progress and meeting service obligations.

Admissions process

  • Apply online to the academic program, as well as the Fellows program.
  • Applicants must be admitted by Arizona State University’s Graduate Education and selected admissions with the Schools of Social Transformation, Politics and Global Studies or International Letters and Culture.
  • Fellows carry out a 320-hour internship each year, participate on Peace Corps community events, and attend professional development opportunities.
  • Renewal of funding depends on academic progress and meeting service obligations.

Program begins

Mid August

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Kyle Rader, Assistant Director, Research and Graduate Initiatives

300 E University Drive
Suite 145
Tempe, AZ 85287