Appalachian State University

Reich College of Education

Department of Leadership & Educational Studies

Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M.A.
  • Ed D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Adult Education
  • College Teaching
  • Community College Leadership

Contact

Dr. Andrew M. Koricich
217A College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037

Program Statement

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Higher Education provides 36 semester hours of graduate work to prepare individuals for mid-and upper-level positions in postsecondary education. This degree is for individuals interested in beginning or advancing careers in higher or adult education and provides opportunities for students to explore and apply research and theory to the complex contexts of today's educational environments. Students in the program select from one of the following three concentrations:

  • Community College & University Leadership (offered on the Main Campus and through App State Online)
  • Adult & Developmental Education (offered through App State Online)
  • Teaching (offered on the Main Campus)

*Note: The M.A. in Higher Education is a non-licensure program and does not lead to NC K-12 teaching, administration, or supervision licensure.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
7
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
No
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
  • Online
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No