students discussing a textbookDegrees

Two degree options are offered within the Higher Education Program (use the menu at right for more information):

  • Master of Arts (M.A)
  • Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Note: The Higher Education degrees are non-licensure degrees and do not lead to North Carolina K-12 teaching, administration, or supervision licensure


The Higher Education Graduate Program offers its degree coursework both on-campus and through App State Online.

  • On-campus students enroll full-time or part-time and take face-to-face classes on weeknights (6:00-9:00pm).
  • Off-campus cohorts form an interactive learning community.  Students in an online cohort will take two courses per term. These courses are delivered completely online using primarily synchronous (Zoom) class meetings, blended with other asynchronous learning tools. Students are expected to reserve one evening each week for synchronous meetings for each of their courses.

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