Graduate courses at Appalachian are numbered 5000 and above. 5000 is master’s level; 6000 is specialist level; 7000 is doctoral level. Courses numbered below 5000 may not count toward the minimum hours required for a graduate degree or certificate program of study.
Courses for Continued Enrollment
Courses numbered 5989/7989 courses are intended for continued enrollment purposes only and do not count toward the minimum hours required for a graduate degree or certificate program of study. All other courses described in this bulletin (except courses numbered 5989 and 7989) are courses that count as a required or elective course on a program of study for at least one graduate degree.
Several courses are shared across two or more disciplines or departments, and as such are cross listed under multiple prefixes. Students may only count one version of such a course on a program of study. These cross-listed courses are indicated with a notation in (parentheses) at the end of the course description and with “[CL]” after the course title.
Dual-listed courses are classes approved to be taught concurrently at the 4000/5000 levels and by the same instructor, either (1) meeting at the same time and in the same classroom, or (2) in the same online setting. Dual-listed courses are are indicated with a notation in (parentheses) at the end of the course description and with “[DL]” after the course title. For more information on dual-listed courses and their usage in graduate programs, please visit the Academic Policies section on Dual-Listed Courses and Program of Study .