Proposed Graduate Programs

The path to land a more meaningful career starts with Distance Education at Appalachian. Explore our growing range of graduate programs to find the one that is right for you.

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Federal regulations will require all institutions of higher education that deliver online instruction (whether part of an online or site-based degree program) to have written authorization from the state in which each student resides. If you reside outside of North Carolina and intend to apply to one of Appalachian’s distance education programs, please send an email to stateauthorization@appstate.edu to learn more about your options.

Certificate Programs

Program Major Code Locations
Elementary Mathematics Education (Certificate) 711A Catawba-hybrid
Gerontology (Certificate) 110A Online
Instructional Technology Facilitation (Certificate) 464A Online
Middle and Secondary Teaching (Certificate) 446A Online
New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives (Certificate) 461A Online
Online Learning and Professional Development (Certificate) 457A Online
School Leadership (Certificate) 473A Online
Sociology (Certificate) 127A Online
Strategic Communication (Certificate) 592A Online

Master's Degree Programs

Program Major Code Locations
Business Administration (MBA) 305A Catawba
Curriculum Specialist (MA) 416A Online
Educational Media (MA): Concentrations available: Instructional Technology K-12, Online Learning and Professional Development, New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives 437F, G, H Online
Elementary Education (MA) 422A Online
Health Administration (MHA) 855* Online
Higher Education (MA) – Adult and Developmental Education 454F Online
Higher Education (MA) – Community College and University Leadership 454G Online
Library Science (MLS) 465 Online
Middle Grades Education (MA) - Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies 472B, 472D, 472C, 472E Online
Nursing (MSN) 850* Online
Public Administration (MPA) 279B Forsyth, Catawba
Reading Education (MA) - Classroom Clinical 477E Catawba, Forsyth
School Administration (MSA) 433A Online
Social Work (MSW) 135 B, C Catawba-hybrid
Special Education (MA) - Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders 476 B, C, D Catawba, Forsyth

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Programs

Program Major Code Locations
Educational Administration (EdS) 428A Online
Higher Education (EdS) – Adult and Developmental Education 455F Online
Higher Education (EdS) – Community College and University Leadership 455G Online

Doctoral (Ed.D.) Programs

Program Major Code Locations
Educational Leadership (EdD) 702 Catawba-hybrid; Forsyth-hybrid


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