Admissions Information

Degree Application Essentials

Applications are accepted online through the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School. Start an application for both Master's Degree and Certificate Candidate.

Master's Requirements

  • Required Entrance Exam : GRE or MAT (score must be no more than 5 years old)
  • Required Number of References to specify in the on-line form: 3
  • Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission)
  • Additional Requirements for Graduate School Admission including Undergraduate GPA

Certificate Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Completed Graduate School application
  • Additional Requirements for Graduate School Admission including Undergraduate GPA

Basic Conditions for Consideration of Admission

Meeting or exceeding the conditions below does NOT guarantee admission. All applications for a given entry term will be weighed based upon the number of seats available and the quality of the complete application packages. With special permission from the Graduate School, a program may admit a limited number of students with exceptional circumstances who do not meet the graduate school minimums.

Graduate School Admission

3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).

Admission to Educational Media - Instructional Technology

Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of applications are reviewed in comparison to the current applicant pool.
 

Admissions Semesters and Deadlines

Master's of Arts in Educational Media - Instructional Technology (all concentrations)

  • Fall application deadline July 1
  • Spring is November 1

Online Graduate Certificates

  • Fall application deadline July 1
  • Spring is November 1

Summer admissions may also be available contact the Distance Education Manager or Program Director for more details.

If you need additional information before you submit an application you should contact the distance education program manager (Matt Tate tateme2@appstate.edu) and the program coordinator.

Master's concentrations and Graduate Certificate options are listed under their respective links on the website. Please review those links for specific program information.

The program is entirely online.

For application directions, email Matt Tate at Appalachian State University, Extension Office. Mr. Tate's email address is tateme2@appstate.edu. You may also call at 828-262-2916 (direct) or 800-355-4084, ext. 2916.

Those interested in applying to the program can also contact the program coordinator to discuss their interests.

The program of study invites individuals from various disciplines, careers, and interest to apply to the program. The programs of study are not a programming or computer science program. The program provides skills and knowledge in design and development of media, instructional design, media production, theories related to distance education, new media theory, online teaching and learning, and global education. Each student brings their interest and experiences to the program.

Courses in the program are designed within a learning community framework. Students and faculty work together as production and research teams. Each student adds to the experience and learning of their colleagues. The program limits admission to maintain a small interactive learning community.

Graduates of the program have moved into business, college teaching in various content areas, distance education administration, doctorate programs, web development ventures, educational media support, and K-12 teaching.