School Administration (MSA)
Click here for the Graduate Bulletin/catalog degree program information including the program courses and find the 433A major code information. Applicants are encouraged to review the information on both of these web sites.
The MSA program prepares individuals for a school principalship at all levels of public school and leads to initial licensure as a school administrator in North Carolina.
Information Unique to Distance Education Program Admission and Enrollment:
The distance education MSA program accepts applications when new sessions are planned (via a cohort-model) at an off-campus location or online. Cohorts begin, if there is sufficient interest, in one semester, and cohort members take their classes at the same pace (two classes per term) until graduation. Start dates for upcoming cohorts are provided in the table below.
Program Delivery Information:
This distance education program is delivered via face-to-face, hybrid, or completely online cohorts. Face-to-face courses are typically taught at the site in the evenings. Online and hybrid cohorts may have both synchronous class meetings (usually in the evening) and asynchronous coursework. Online cohorts may schedule one optional face-to-face orientation session.
Please click here for a complete list of courses with concentration information. (36 total hours.)
|County||Location||Semester Start||Application Deadline||Information Session (ASU faculty and staff will be present to answer questions about the program and application process)|
|Online||Online||Fall 2013||July 1, 2013||None planned at this time.|
|Online||Online||Spring 2014||November 1, 2013||None planned at this time.|
*You may also express interest in having the program delivered at other locations by completing this electronic form. Please be aware that expressions of interest are relayed to the academic departments where decisions are made about where programs will be offered.
Applicants to the MSA program must have:
- a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- A North Carolina "A" or "M" license or its equivalent from another state
- At least 3 years of licensed professional experience in a K-12 school setting
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Application Fee
- Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended
- Resume (uploaded as part of the online application)
- Three references (submitted as part of the online application)
- Writing sample (uploaded as part of the online application)
- Test scores (see information below)
For this program a test score (no older than 5 years) from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is equally accepted. Minimum score requirements are provided in the Graduate Bulletin.
Click here to access Graduate School application information, requirements, and the online application for admission.
Applications must be complete (online application submitted, the fee paid, and all required supporting documents received by the Graduate School) and ready for review by the applicable deadline (See Proposed Cohorts table above). If it appears to be too late to apply, please contact the program manager to discuss options.
State regulations may require all institutions of higher education (including Appalachian State) that deliver online instruction to students located within their borders to have written authorization to do so. If you reside outside of North Carolina and intend to apply to one of Appalachian’s ONLINE distance education programs, please notify the program manager.
For information or questions related to the application process, please contact:
Ms. Lisa Freeman
Toll-Free Phone: 800-355-4084, x 2906
Direct Phone: 828-262-2906
Dr. Roma Angel
Toll-Free Phone: 800-355-4084, x 2109
Direct Phone: 828-262-2109
Dist. Ed. Academics
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ASU Box 32054
2nd Floor, University Hall
400 University Hall Drive
Boone, NC 28608