Graduate Program

The Master's (M.S.) program is for students who would like to advance beyond the undergraduate level of professional competence or to prepare for future doctoral study. The curriculum includes a balance between theory and applications and is built around a core of required courses in the basic areas of computer science. Through an appropriate selection of elective courses and thesis topic, students may choose either a theory emphasis or an applications emphasis.

The program can normally be completed in two years or less with the appropriate undergraduate education or work experience. The accelerated admission program that can help our undergrads earn the MS degree in as little as one extra year!

The links in the panel on the left direct you to specific information about the program.  Any additional information can be obtained from the program director, Dr. Jay Fenwick fenwickjb@appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University is located in Boone, NC in an area known as the High Country in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Students have access to a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year, including hiking, camping, biking, snow and water skiing, rock climbing, white water rafting, and swimming. In addition, Appalachian provides cultural events in the month long "An Appalachian Summer" in July and throughout the year in the form of plays, symphonies, art exhibits, and invited lectures. Charlotte and Greensboro are within a 2 hour drive with the Raleigh/Durham/Research Triangle Park area within a 3 hour drive.