Now Accepting Applications for Summer & Fall 2021

The Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies offers more than 75 graduate degree and certificate programs to help you achieve whatever goals you have! 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!


  • For consideration for a Graduate School fellowship/scholarship for 2021-2022, you must submit a complete application by March 1.
  • The remaining degree-seeking and certificate application deadlines for Summer and Fall 2021 are April 1 and July 1. Review your selected program to determine which deadlines apply. 
  • The general non-degree application deadline for Summer 2021 is May 10. The non-degree deadline for Fall 2021 is August 2.


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!


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Congratulations to Our Fall 2020 Graduates!

Although we are not able to celebrate with you in person, we extend our most sincere congratulations on your accomplishment! Read more about the Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement HERE. The event will air beginning at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 11, and can be accessed HERE. Photos and a recording of the event will be available on this site.