Distance Education

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Multiple Program Locations to Meet Your Needs

The MPA program welcomes both pre-service and in-service students. To accommodate students who are employed full-time, courses are offered in the evening for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Face-to-face distance education for the MPA Program with a Public Management concentration is offered at the Hickory Campus and Winston-Salem State University. 

The Hickory and Winston-Salem Cohorts for the Master of Public Administarton degree are designed for the working professional - all classes are in the evening on Monday and Thursday. MPA leadership knowledge and skills will further advance your career opportunities while connecting you with other professionals from the region.

Each student enrolled in an off-campus cohort takes a predetermined schedule of courses that have been designed to fulfill the requirements of the Public Management concentration.

Individuals interested in an off-campus cohort should contact the MPA Program Director, Dr. Patricia Mitchell, CEcD Mitchelljp@appstate.edu.