M.S.-Technology & Environmental Design
The Graduate Program within the Department of Technology and Environmental Design provides advanced education, research opportunities, and professional development in selected technical areas. The program furthers the Department's vision of "Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future" by building on the recognized excellence of our undergraduate degree programs. Within the Master of Science in Technology we offer five concentrations:
Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology
Renewable Energy Engineering
Sustainable Design and Construction
Each graduate student designs a unique program of study that includes a common core of required course work and up to 18 hours of elective course work tailored to the individual's concentration area, background, and individual interests. Cross-disciplinary study and field-based internships are encouraged. Many graduate students incorporate international experiences into their program of study. One way this can be accomplished is through the Peace Corps Master's International Program, or through study abroad courses and internships.
We welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds who seek to move to a new level of intellectual and professional achievement. Our graduate students have served as lead investigators in renewable energy research and outreach projects, as research assistants on a wide variety of funded projects, as project managers in service efforts such as Habitat for Humanity, and as leaders of educational initiatives in schools.
We invite you to become part of this dynamic and engaged community of learners!
Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency.
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: 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 Technology: Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of applications are reviewed in comparison to the current applicant pool.
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Tuition & Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Distant Town
Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999