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Karen Binger
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

+1 828-262-2120

bingerkn@appstate.edu

Sandra Krause
Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruiting

+1 828-262-8350

krausesl@appstate.edu


An International Welcome

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Appalachian State University offers a challenging academic environment, attentive faculty, and an active campus in a safe and friendly location. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university. Small classes and close interactions between faculty and students create a strong sense of community, promote academic success and develop global communication skills.

By joining our community as an international student, you can immerse yourself in American culture and benefit from a challenging academic environment. Appalachian values the different backgrounds and experiences of our students, faculty, and staff and integrates them into campus in order to enrich everyone's education. Respecting your unique identity, we will work with you to reach your personal educational goals.

Rankings

  • Named as a Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review
  • Ranked 10th in Kiplinger's "24 Best College Values Under $30,000/Year" for 2015
  • Ranked 3rd among top regional public universities in the South in US News and World Report's 2015 Best Colleges rankings
  • The MA Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management program is ranked 2nd in the U.S. for Program Culture, 3rd in the U.S. for Program Resources, and 7th in the U.S. for Program Costs (Kraiger and Abalos, 2004: Rankings of Graduate Programs in I-O Psychology based on Student Rankings of Quality).
  • The MS Engineering Physics (Professional Science Masters, PSM) program has been hailed by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) as among the top 13 programs of Master's-granting institutions nationwide.
  • The Master's of Business Administration (MBA) program is ranked in top 300 in the world for MBA programs by Princeton review.
  • The MS Accounting students have consistently achieved high pass rates on the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam, far exceeding the national average
  • Appalachian offers a number of master's degree and graduate certificate programs that are designed to prepare students for careers in international business and industry with an environmental focus.

Programs of Study

Appalachian offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. View an alphabetical list of programs.

Appalachian Highlights

  • Total enrollment of about 18,000 (16,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate)
  • International students and faculty from 75+ countries
  • Average class size: 26 students, with smaller classes at the senior and graduate levels
  • Opportunities for students to study and do research in many disciplines in science, technology, health fields, education, business, fine arts, and the humanities
  • A friendly and safe small-town community where students feel at home
  • More than 300 student clubs and activities
  • A mountain location ideal for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, biking, kayaking, camping and other outdoor activities

Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Support for International Students

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), a department within the Office of International Education and Development offers comprehensive support services for our international students. These services include personal advising, academic support, assistance with immigration and health insurance, and social and informative programs including a week-long welcome orientation, host family matching, "This, too, is America" - a series of classes and excursions to local and national places of interest, International Coffee Hours on campus, and other cultural events.

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Programs of Study

http://appstate.edu/academics

  • Accounting (BSBA)
  • Accounting (MS)
  • Actuarial Sciences (BS)
  • Anthropology (BA) - Archeology
  • Anthropology (BA) - Social Practice and Sustainability
  • Anthropology (BA) - Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Anthropology (BS)
  • Anthropology (BS) - Biological Anthropology
  • Appalachian Studies (BA)
  • Appalachian Studies (MA)
  • Apparel Design and Merchandising (BS)
  • Appropriate Technology (BS)
  • Art and Visual Culture (BA) - Art History
  • Art and Visual Culture (BA) - Art Management
  • Art and Visual Culture (BA) - Studio Art
  • Art Education (K-12) (BFA) *
  • Athletic Training (BS)
  • Biology (BA)
  • Biology (BS) - Cell/Molecular Biology
  • Biology (BS) - Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
  • Biology (BS) - Secondary Education *
  • Biology (MS)
  • Building Sciences (BS) - Architectural Technology and Design
  • Building Sciences (BS) - Construction Management
  • Building Sciences (BS) - Sustainable Building Systems
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Business Education (BS) - Business and Marketing Education *
  • Business Education (BS) - Business Education *
  • Chemistry (BA)
  • Chemistry (BS) - Certified Chemist
  • Chemistry (BS) - Environmental
  • Chemistry (BS) - Fermentation Sciences
  • Chemistry (BS) - Forensic Science
  • Chemistry (BS) - Individually Designed
  • Chemistry (BS) - Marketing and Business
  • Chemistry (BS) - Preprofessional and Paramedical
  • Chemistry (BS) - Secondary Education *
  • Child Development (BS) - Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Child Development (BS) - Birth through Kindergarten *
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
  • College Student Development (MA)
  • Commercial Photography (BS)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (BS)
  • Communication Studies (BS)
  • Communication, Advertising (BS)
  • Communication, Electronic Media/Broadcasting (BS)
  • Communication, Journalism (BS)
  • Communication, Public Relations (BS)
  • Community and Regional Planning (BS)
  • Computer Information Systems (BSBA)
  • Computer Science (BS)
  • Computer Science (MS)
  • Criminal Justice (BSCJ)
  • Criminal Justice (BSCJ) - International Studies
  • Curriculum Specialist (MA)
  • Dance Studies (BA)
  • Economics (BA) - Environmental Economics and Policy
  • Economics (BA) - General Economics
  • Economics (BA) - International Economics
  • Economics (BA) - Regional Economic Development
  • Economics (BSBA)
  • Educational Administration (EdS)
  • Ecucational Leadership (EdD)
  • Educational Media (MA) - Media Literacy, Media Production, New Media and Global Education
  • Educational Media (MA) - Instructional Technology Specialist/Computers
  • Elementary Education (BS) *
  • Elementary Education (MA) *
  • Engineering Physics (MS)
  • English (BA) - Creative Writing
  • English (BA) - Film Studies
  • English (BA) - Literary Studies
  • English (BA) - Professional Writing
  • English, Secondary Education (BS)
  • English (MA)
  • Environmental Science (BS)
  • Exercise Science (BS) - Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science (BS) - Pre-Professional
  • Exercise Science (BS) - Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Science (MS)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences, Secondary Education (BS) - Consumer Education
  • Fermentation Sciences (BS)
  • Finance and Banking (BSBA)
  • Geography (BA)
  • Geography (BS) - General Geography
  • Geography (BS) - Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography (MA)
  • Geology (BA)
  • Geology (BS)
  • Geology (BS) - Environmental Geology
  • Geology (BS) - Paleontology
  • Geology (BS) - Quantitative Geoscience
  • Geology (BS) - Secondary Education *
  • Global Studies (BA)
  • Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (BS) - Cross Media Production
  • Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (BS) - Packaging Production
  • Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (BS) - Print Production
  • Graphic Design (BFA)
  • Health Care Management (BS)
  • Health Education, Secondary Education (BS) *
  • Health Promotion (BS)
  • Higher Education (MA)
  • Higher Education (EdS)
  • History (BA)
  • History (BS) - Applied and Public History
  • History (BS) - Multidisciplinary
  • History, Social Studies Education (BS)
  • History (MA)
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSBA)
  • Industrial Design (BS) - Furniture Design
  • Industrial Design (BS) - Product Design
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (MA)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) - American Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) - Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) - Individually Designed
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) - Internet Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) - Labor Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (BA) - Liberal Studies: Modern Period
  • Interior Design (BS)
  • International Business (BSBA)
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures (BA) - French and Francophone Studies
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures (BA) - Spanish
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures (BS) - French and Francophone Studies, Education (K-12) *
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures (BS) - Spanish, Education (K-12) *
  • Library Science (MLS)
  • Management (BSBA)
  • Marketing (BSBA)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy (MA)
  • Mathematics (BA)
  • Mathematics (BS) - Business
  • Mathematics (BS) - Computation
  • Mathematics (BS) - General Mathematics
  • Mathematics (BS) - Life Sciences
  • Mathematics (BS) - Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics (BS) - Statistics
  • Mathematics, Secondary Education (BS)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Mathematics Education (MA) *
  • Middle Grades Education (BS) - Language Arts and Mathematics *
  • Middle Grades Education (BS) - Language Arts and Science *
  • Middle Grades Education (BS) - Language Arts and Social Studies *
  • Middle Grades Education (BS) - Mathematics and Science *
  • Middle Grades Education (BS) - Mathematics and Social Studies *
  • Middle Grades Education (BS) - Science and Social Studies *
  • Middle Grades Education (MA) *
  • Music Education (BM) - Choral Music Education (K-12) *
  • Music Education (BM) - General Music Education (K-12) *
  • Music Education (BM) - Instrumental Music Education (K-12) *
  • Music Industry Studies (BS) - Manufacturing and Merchandising
  • Music Industry Studies (BS) - Marketing and Promotion
  • Music Industry Studies (BS) - Recording and Production
  • Music Performance (BM) - Composition and Theory
  • Music Performance (BM) - Instrument
  • Music Performance (BM) - Sacred Music
  • Music Performance (BM) - Voice
  • Music Performance (MM)
  • Music Therapy (BM)
  • Music Therapy (MMT)
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Nursing (MSN)
  • Nutrition (MS)
  • Nutrition and Foods (BS) - Dietetics
  • Nutrition and Foods (BS) - Foodsystems Management
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Physical Education Teacher Education, K-12 (BS) *
  • Physics (BA)
  • Physics (BS) - Applied Physics
  • Physics (BS) - Secondary Education *
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Political Science (BS) - American Politics
  • Political Science (BS) - International and Comparative Politics
  • Political Science (BS) - Pre-Professional Legal Studies
  • Political Science (BS) - Public Administration
  • Political Science (MA)
  • Professional School Counseling (MA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Psychology (BS) - Business
  • Psychology (BS) - Health Studies
  • Psychology (BS) - Human Services
  • Psychology (BS) - Natural Science
  • Psychology (BS) - Social Science
  • Psychology (MA)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Reading Education (MA)
  • Recreation Management (BS) - Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Recreation Management (BS) - Outdoor Experiential Education
  • Recreation Management (BS) - Recreation and Park Management
  • Religious Studies (BA)
  • Risk Management and Insurance (BSBA)
  • Romance Languages (MA)
  • School Administration (MSA)
  • School Psychology (MA/SSP)
  • Social Work (BSW)
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Sociology (BS) - Applied Research Methods
  • Sociology (BS) - Criminology, Deviance and Law
  • Sociology (BS) - Families and Intimate Relationships
  • Sociology (BS) - Gerontology
  • Sociology (BS) - Individually Designed
  • Sociology (BS) - Social Inequalities
  • Special Education (BS) - Adapted Curriculum K-12
  • Special Education (BS) - General Curriculum K-12
  • Special Education (MA)
  • Special Education: Teaching Parent Specialty - MA
  • Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
  • Studio Art (BFA)
  • Sustainable Development (BA)
  • Sustainable Development (BS) - Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Development (BS) - Community, Regional and Global Development
  • Sustainable Development (BS) - Environmental Studies
  • Technology Education (BS) - Technology Education, Secondary Educational
  • Technology Education (BS) - Trade and Industry
  • Technology (MS)
  • Theatre Arts (BA) - General Theatre
  • Theatre Arts (BA) - Performance
  • Theatre Arts (BA) - Theatre Design/Technology
  • Theatre Arts (BA) - Theatre Education *
  • Women's Studies (BA)

key: * indicates teacher education