Program Overview

The online Education Specialist in Higher Education degree program digs deep into a variety of topics specific to higher education, setting students on a course to increase their influence in colleges, universities and community colleges. Students may customize their learning experience by selecting one of two tracks:

  • Community College and University Leadership
  • Adult and Developmental Education

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Applicants must hold a master's degree from an accredited college or university. 

    • Completed online application to graduate school
    • Application fee
    • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian) 
    • Resume 
    • Three references
    • GRE or MAT test scores no older than five years

    School Overview

    Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.

    ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.

    All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services. 

    Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.

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