M.Sc. On Campus


Appalachian State University

12 months
13704 USD/year
13704 USD/year
3630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Technology program from Appalachian State University is housed in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.


The Master of Science in Technology program from Appalachian State University focuses on sustainable technological development within the broad areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, high-performance buildings and related topics. Graduates are prepared for careers in fields such as renewable energy research and development; building sciences, including building energy efficiency; sustainability policy development and implementation; energy consulting; and/or for continuing education at the doctoral level.

Students in the graduate program have the opportunity to develop expertise in relation to specific concentration areas. The program has three concentrations from which to choose:

  • Appropriate Technology – Focuses on development and use of sustainable or “green” technologies, with an emphasis on renewable energy systems. The program is widely recognized for the contributions made by faculty and students in the arena of energy research, energy policy, and other sustainable waste and resource management technologies.
  • Sustainable Building Design and Construction – Recognized for its emphasis on energy efficient building design, construction and testing, as well as on use of alternative building materials. This concentration focuses on efficient building systems and the relationship between buildings and occupant comfort and health, as well as on developing students’ project management capabilities.
  • Renewable Energy Engineering – Designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees in engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences who are interested in a program with a strong technical emphasis on renewable energy system design, monitoring and analysis.


  • Business owner and president
  • Research engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Energy manager
  • Solar designer/engineer
  • Energy advisor
  • Policy analyst
  • Sustainability director
  • Legislative assistant
  • Executive director
  • Senior consultant
  • Professor
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Energy analyst
  • Energy modeler
  • PhD candidate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Industrial Leadership, Organization, and Communication
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship in Technology and Science
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE (score must be no more than 5 years old)
  • Resume (Required upload for application submission); letter addressing reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program, not to exceed two pages stating reasons why applicant wishes to enter the program
  • 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.
  • 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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6852 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6852 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1815 USD per semester 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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