Now Accepting Applications for Summer & Fall 2021

Are you interested in applying to one of our more than 75 graduate degree or certificate programs? 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 Spring 2021 this deadline is January 5, 2021.

DEADLINE REMINDER: The next application deadlines for those applying for admission consideration to selected degree or certificate programs for Fall 2021 are February 1, April 1, or July 1. Review  your selected program's information page to determine which deadline applies. For consideration for a Graduate School scholarship for 2021-2022, you must submit a complete application by March 1.  


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Congratulations to Our May 2020 Graduates!

Although we were not able to celebrate with you in person, we were with you in spirit! As a way of saluting all of our graduates, we prepared two slideshows to acknowledge your hard work and accomplishments. Congratulations!

Spring 2020 Exposition Slideshow

Celebration of Our May 2020 Graduates

Watch a recording of the May 2020 Commencement Ceremony

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 more than 75 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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