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Appalachian Studies

Appalachian State University

12 months
19849 USD/year
19849 USD/year
4839 USD/year
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Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University is an interdisciplinary program offering cross-cultural learning and applied career training through engaged research, internships, outreach and classroom-based programming. 


At Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University as a student, you will choose from one of two concentrations:

  • Appalachian Culture and Music – Focuses on scholarship and research in the social sciences, humanities, and fine and applied arts, seeking to deepen understanding of the Appalachian socio-cultural and historical experience. Provides instruction and opportunities for scholarship on the varieties of music traditions that intersect in the southern Appalachian region.
  • Sustainability in Appalachia – Emphasizes applied research and interdisciplinary course work spanning the social and natural sciences as well as the humanities. It provides a foundation for those students who seek to develop the means for meeting the legitimate needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. For students interested in Appalachian and other highland and rural peoples, as well as other peoples threatened by the results of unsustainable practices and patterns, this course of study provides the background in the search for sustainable solutions.


  • Community organizer
  • County planner
  • Folklife interpreter
  • Legal council
  • Librarian
  • Museum director
  • News reporter
  • Non-profit executive
  • Park ranger
  • Professional musician
  • Program director
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • University professor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pedagogy for Appalachian Studies
  • Community Based Research
  • Ethnographic Field Study
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall Admission priority deadline is March 1


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Required Entrance Exam: GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
  • Required number of references to specify in the online form: 3
  • Resume
  • 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).
  • Submit your graduate application online.
  • Pay the online application fee
  • Upload your current resume or vita
  • Mail official or certified transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended that have been evaluated by a NACES accredited credential evaluation service.
  • Provide proof of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4839 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4839 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boone

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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