Accelerated Admission

The Graduate School offers early application through the "Accelerated Admission: Baccalaureate to Master's", which is intended for undergraduate students here at Appalachian who wish to enroll in graduate courses during their final year of enrollment in their undergraduate degree program. Some participating programs will allow students to double count up to twelve (12) hours of graduate coursework to fulfill program of study requirements for both the undergraduate and graduate programs, while other programs will guarantee admission to the program assuming all admission criteria are met.

Through Accelerated Admission, a rising senior (i.e., a student in the second semester of the junior year) or current senior at the start of their final year of enrollment in their undergraduate degree program may apply for admission to one of the following master's degree programs.

Participating Programs:

  • Appalachian Studies (MA)
  • Applied Data Analytics (MS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Computer Science (MS)
  • Engineering Physics (MS)
  • English (MA)
  • Exercise Science (MS)
  • Geography (MA)
  • Higher Education (MA)
  • History (MA)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Music Performance (MM)
  • Music Therapy (MMT)
  • Political Science (MA)
  • Psychology: Experimental Concentration (MA)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Reading Education (MA)
  • Romance Languages (French/Spanish) (MA)
  • School Psychology (SSP/MA)
  • Special Education (MA)
  • Technology (MS)

Contact the respective Graduate Degree Program Director if the desired program is not on the above list to see if the program is considering participation in "Accelerated Admissions."