Now Accepting Applications for 2020-2021

Are you interested in applying to one or more of our 73 graduate degree or certificate programs? We're excited to help you learn more about our graduate student community. If you have a question, email gradadmissions@appstate.edu or call 828-262-2130 and ask to speak to a Graduate Admissions representative. We look forward to receiving your graduate application for admission! Start your application today!

See individual program websites for specific deadlines. The general non-degree application deadline is two weeks prior to the first day of classes for each term. The Spring 2020 non-degree deadline was December 27, 2019.

DEADLINE REMINDER: The February 1 application deadline for selected programs for Fall 2020 is fast approaching! Programs with February 1 deadlines include: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), Marriage and Family Therapy, School Psychology, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology. 


Graduate Applications: Click HERE to apply!    


Questions about Applying to Graduate School? Click HERE

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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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