Dec 07, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Media - Online Learning and Professional Development Concentration, MA


Program Code: MA_437H
CIP Code: 13.0501

Program of Study for the Master of Arts in Educational Media


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree* from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE or MAT exam scores, unless waived; other evidence may be requested: personal interview; previous professional training; professional goals; prior success in teaching, computer technology, or related fields; commitment to engage in graduate education.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility: The standardized exam (GRE or MAT) requirement may be waived for applicants who:

  • Have three or more years of professional work experience; OR
  • Have completed at least 9 credit hours of graduate coursework at Appalachian State University or other accredited institution, with grades of “B” or better, within the last five years

Location: Online

Additional Information about Standardized Exam Waiver Eligibility


Any standardized exam waiver for a graduate degree program at Appalachian State requires that applicants hold a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last earned degree (undergraduate or graduate; some programs have established higher GPA requirements). No exam waiver is automatic but will require review and approval by the Graduate School upon submission of a complete application. An approved waiver request does not guarantee acceptance into the program. A denied waiver request does not mean that a candidate is denied admission to the program, only that a standardized exam score is needed to more fully evaluate the application. Standardized test scores may be required for scholarship consideration.

Other Requirements for the MA in Educational Media


  • Thesis: Optional
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Not required
  • Product of Learning: Required