Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in Appalachian State University's Graduate School. We invite you to come to Boone for a campus visit, take a virtual tour, or explore the links below to learn more about our programs, campus, and community. When you're ready, you can begin an application.

Why ASU? - Everyone who visits the campus of Appalachian State University immediately notices something special about the campus, the students, the faculty, and staff. This is a campus where graduate students are valued and where everyone is welcomed to be part of the "Appalachian Family." At Appalachian State, "masters' matter."

The Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies offers more than 60 graduate degree and certificate programs to help you achieve whatever goals or dreams you have!

sculptures and bell towerGraduate Programs Offered

Program descriptions, contacts, and application requirements




library interiorHow to Apply

Directions for US students based on program type (degree, certificate, etc)
Additional requirements for international students
Accelerated admissions for ASU undergraduates
Directions for off-campus program applicants
Application and Admission FAQs 

hammockVisit Appalachian!

List of upcoming "First Friday" open house dates
Schedule of activities during your visit
Information about Boone, NC attractions and activities


sanford mallFinancial Support

Overview of financial aid options
Graduate scholarships available
Graduate assistantships, including job listings and mandatory training information


downtown booneAbout Boone

Facts about Boone
Maps and Directions
Listing of websites for activities, attractions, and restaurants