Appalachian State University offers 80+ graduate programs, including master's degrees, graduate certificates, specialist, and doctoral degrees to deepen your knowledge and advance your career — online and in person.

As a graduate student at App State, you have access to world-renowned professors, expert mentors, highly-ranked and accredited programs, and unique opportunities for research alongside faculty, staff, and fellow students.

National publications annually recognize App State as one of the nation's top-performing schools for its academic programs, economic value, innovation, and student veteran services, among other aspects. These recognitions speak directly to the quality of our programs and to the unparalleled support you can expect during your time as a graduate student and beyond.

Upcoming Events

National Graduate Student Appreciation Week: April 1st - April 5th, 2024

DEI Connect research symposium on diversity, equity and inclusion to be held April 5, call for proposals and registration now open.

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Application Deadlines

Spring Admission*
November 1

Summer Admission*
April 1

Fall Admission*
February 1
April 1
July 1

*Application deadlines vary among programs. View your program of interest for details.



App State graduate online education programs are consistently ranked among the top online education programs in the nation, according to US News & World Report.

16% more

Bureau of Labor Statistics show those with master's degrees increase their pay by 16 percent.


Accelerated Master's Programs can speed up your time to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as 5 years.