Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021

Are you interested in applying to one or more of our 72 graduate degree or certificate programs, including our new Online MBA? We're excited to help you learn more about the opportunities available to advance your education and recharge your career options. Contact gradadmissions@appstate.edu or call 828-262-2130 and ask to speak to a Graduate Admissions representative. We look forward to hearing from you! 

See individual program websites for specific application deadlines. The general non-degree application deadline is two weeks prior to the first day of classes for each term; for Summer 2020 this deadline is May 11, 2020.

DEADLINE REMINDER: Applicants who wish to be considered for one of the fellowships or scholarships offered by the Graduate School must submit a complete application by March 10. The next main application deadline is April 1 for selected programs. All others have July 1 deadlines for applicants for Fall 2020 admission. 


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Why Graduate School?

A graduate degree can help you:

  • Receive a promotion
  • Qualify for a job that requires a graduate degree
  • Be more competitive in the job market
  • Change professions
  • Earn more money and achieve greater job security
  • Pursue a doctoral degree
  • Fulfill your dreams

Why Appalachian?

Everyone who visits the campus of Appalachian State University immediately notices something special about the campus, the students, the faculty, and staff. We have the facilities, resources, and opportunities often associated with larger schools, while maintaining the sense of community usually expected of smaller schools... the best of both worlds! This is a university where graduate students are valued as teachers, scholars, and students, and where everyone is welcomed to be part of the "Appalachian Family." At Appalachian State University, #MastersMatter!

The Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies offers 73 graduate degree and certificate programs to help you achieve whatever goals or dreams you have!

Why Now?

Why not? 
Apply now!  

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