Accelerated Master's Applicant

If you are an undergraduate student at App State, you may already be enrolled in a program that provides an opportunity to get your master's degree in as little as one year.

Through Accelerated Master's, once you reach the second semester of your junior year at App State, you may begin applying for early acceptance in one of the following programs:

  • Accounting (MS)
  • Appalachian Studies (MA)
  • Applied Data Analytics (MS)
  • Athletic Training (MS)
  • Biology (MS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Computer Science (MS)
  • Engineering Physics (MS)
  • English (MA)
  • Exercise Science (MS)
  • Geography (MA)
  • Higher Education (MA)
  • History (MA)
  • Literacy Education (MA)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Music Performance (MM)
  • Music Therapy (MMT)
  • Nutrition: Public Health Nutrition Practice Concentration (MS)
  • Political Science (MA)
  • Psychology: Experimental Concentration (MA)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Romance Languages (French/Spanish) (MA)
  • Special Education (MA)
  • Technology (MS)


Minimum GPA requirements are required and vary among programs. Visit the program website for more information.

If you are accepted into the Accelerated Master's program, you will be tentatively admitted into the Graduate School. You will then be granted access to register for graduate-level classes while still enrolled as an undergraduate. After graduating from App State as an undergraduate and before the start of the next graduate term, you will transition to a graduate student and may be eligible for fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, and financial aid available for graduate students.

Application Requirements

The following steps are required to complete an application for the Accelerated Master's program.

  • Meet with the program director of your desired graduate program to confirm your eligibility and support of your application for the Accelerated Master's program. 
  • Submit your graduate application online.
  • Pay the non-refundable application fee online.
  • Provide three references.
  • Upload your current resume or vita.

Note: App State transcripts will be retrieved after your application is submitted and the application fee is paid.

Program Specific Supplemental Application Materials

Some programs require applicants to submit supplemental materials as part of their application. These may include:

  • Official test scores are not required, however they are recommended if you anticipate attaining an undergraduate GPA greater than 3.6 and want to be considered for graduate fellowships, which do require GRE or GMAT test scores.
  • Letter of intent/personal statement
  • Proof of licensure
  • Observation hours
  • Writing sample

View your program of interest for a list of required supplemental application materials.

Application Availability and Deadline Information

Please select the term that follows the completion of your bachelor degree.
Example: If you are a May 2023 graduate, select the Summer or Fall 2023 term.


Opening Date

Deadline Date

Application Link

Spring 2024

October 15, 2022

November 1, 2023

Apply Now

Summer 1 2024

March 15, 2023

April 1, 2024*

  Apply Now

Summmer 2 2024

March 15, 2023

April 1, 2024*

  Apply Now

Fall 2024

March 15, 2023

July 1, 2024*

  Apply Now

*Some programs have earlier deadline dates for the terms.


Contact Graduate Admissions at 828-262-2130 or