About Us

Mission and Goals for Graduate Education


Guiding principles for the School of Graduate Studies

At a Glance

Graduate Education by the Numbers

  • 1 doctoral, 3 specialist, and 37 master's programs
  • 22 graduate certificates
  • 1672 graduate students (Fall 2015)
  • 657 graduate assistants
  • 16 graduate students inducted into the Cratis D. Williams Society for 2014-15
  • 3 graduate student 3 Minute Thesis winners 2015
  • 24 graduate students who received Cratis Williams Research Grants
  • 18 Chancellor's and Provost's Fellows

Where are they? Recent positions and promotions

  • Charles Gibson (MA, EdS Higher Education), PhD candidate, Penn State University
  • Jennifer Jarrett (MA Psychology), PhD student, University of Florida
  • Bradley Miller (MS Biology), Environmental Chemist, EPA
  • Bill Rynn (EdD), Lead School Psychologist, South Carolina Department of Education
  • Adam Smith (MS Engineering Physics), Science Ops Specialist, Gemini Observatory
  • Rachel Stratton (MS Biology), Team Lead, AECOM
  • Meredith Whitfield (MBA), Director of External Relations, Western Carolina University
  • Brittany Pierce (MS, Exercise Science -Strength & Conditioning) Selected for USA Women's National Handball Team
  • Sarah Towne (MPA), PhD student, American University; Public Administration
  • Samuel Hinnant (MPA), Town of North Wilkesboro; Planning & Community
  • Development Director
  • Brandon Holland (MPA), Town of Murfreesboro; Town Administrator
  • Amanda Reid (MPA),Town of Pilot Mountain; Town Manager
  • Sarah Miller (MBA), Georgia-Pacific in Atlanta as a Procurement Analyst
  • Tyler Genaway (MBA), Pharmacy school Medical University of South Carolina
  • Karl Anderson (MBA), Athletic Academic Advisor at ASU
  • Matt Pegram (MBA), National Instruments - Engineering Leadership Program, Austin, TX

Giving to the Graduate School

You can Give Now online or contact Marty Hall (hallml4@appstate.edu; 828.262.2130) for instructions on how to give to our funds. Read more about our funds.