Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Applied Data Analytics - Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration, MS and Public Administration - Public Management Concentration, MPA


Program Codes: MS_304D and MPA_279B

CIP Codes: 11.0802 and 44.0401

Program of Study for the Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics and Master of Public Administration


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GMAT or GRE exam scores, unless waived.

Additional MS in Applied Data Analytics Requirements: Evidence of knowledge in statistics, economics, and domain specific knowledge for the concentration through course work, work experience or completion of the accelerated prerequisite program before taking graduate course work in those subjects.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting these criteria does not guarantee acceptance.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GMAT or GRE) requirement may be waived for applicants who:

  • Have five or more years of full-time, professional work or military experience; OR
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher; OR
  • Have completed a graduate certificate in Business Analytics at Appalachian State University with a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher; OR
  • Hold verified membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

Location: On Campus

Additional Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility Information


Standardized exam (GRE, GMAT, MAT) waiver eligibility for graduate degree programs at Appalachian State varies by program, but requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned bachelor’s degree or 3.3 or higher in an earned graduate degree. No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the program and by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application.  More complete information about standardized exam waivers can be found in the Admissions Requirements section of this Bulletin .

Accelerated Master’s Program


This program offers an Accelerated Master’s  option for undergraduate students currently enrolled at Appalachian State University.

Course Requirements for the Dual Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics and Master of Public Administration


Total Required (Minimum 60 Hours)


Elective Courses (9 hours)


Students are required to work with both program advisors each semester to determine appropriate program of study and course scheduling.

MS in Applied Data Analytics Differential Tuition


Students enrolled in the dual degree will pay an additional tuition amount above the regular tuition assessed for graduate students on those courses that satisfy the requirements of the MS in Applied Data Analytics degree. For more information about differential tuition, please refer to http://studentaccounts.appstate.edu/tuition-and-fees

Other Requirements for the Dual MS in Applied Data Analytics and MPA


  • Thesis: Optional (Elective) for Applied Data Analytics
  • Proficiency: Not Required for Applied Data Analytics. Public Administration students must demonstrate a proficiency in reading a foreign language or quantitative analysis as a research tool as determined by the program.
  • Candidacy: Required for Applied Data Analytics. Not required for Public Administration.
  • Comprehensive: Not required for Applied Data Analytics. Public Administration students must successfully complete a capstone experience (PA 5558 plus PA 5559) to fulfill the requirement for a comprehensive examination.
  • Product of Learning: Not required.