Designed specifically for part-time students, selected master's and specialist's degree programs, the doctoral program, and several certificate programs provide the opportunity for students to complete the program in a location other than Boone. The admissions process is the same, as are the requirements for completing the degree or certificate.
Most of the programs offered off campus are managed in a cohort format: Students are admitted to a cohort and that cohort completes all classes together on a schedule set at the start of the cohort. The Office of Distance Education works with the graduate program directors to plan, advertise, and coordinate the off-campus cohort. Contact the Office of Distance Education for information on programs offered in this manner (http://distance.appstate.edu). See also the specific program section in this Bulletin for information on the location of instruction.