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The MA in social technologies is for those interested in understanding, managing & researching social media & other technologies that affect social & organizational change. It prepares you to be a leader in the field of social media, work with the social & human dimensions of emerging technologies.
ASU's West campus offers a MA in social technologies for those interested in understanding, managing and researching social media and other technologies that affect social and organizational change. The program engages the theory of social technologies through its application, and it prepares graduates to be leaders in the field of social media, work with the social and human dimensions of emerging technologies, consult on broader uses of technology by for-profit, non-profit, and governmental organizations, or continue on to doctoral work.
The social technologies program provides a grounding in social, behavioral, cultural and design approaches to understanding social media, surveillance, political participation, technology policy, digital gaming, mobile computing, wearable technologies, the Internet of Things and a range of human-machine interfaces.
The flexible curriculum consists of three required courses in the theory, research, and application of social technologies as well as a range of in-person and online elective courses from across the university, and it culminates in a six credit hour capstone project.
Required Core (6 credit hours)
STC 505 Theories of Social Technology (3)
STC 510 Applied Social Technology (3)
Electives and Research Courses (21 credit hours)
Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
STC 593 Applied Project (6)
Additional Curriculum Information
Students are required to take 21 credit hours of electives and research coursework, including at least one research methods course from CMN 505, CMN 506, JHR 500 or MAS 501 for three credit hours. Students should see the academic unit for a complete list of approved electives and research courses.