The MPA program is committed to promoting and supporting student and faculty diversity in our instruction, research, outreach, and program governance.

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees.

Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance

Diversity at Appalachian

Get Involved!

The MPA program encourages students to participate in student organizations to enhance their experience at ASU. Organizations of interest may be: 

Graduate Student Association Senate (GSAS)

Graduate Student Ambassadors

Multicultural Student Development

Women's Center

LGBT Center 

Center for Student Involvement and Leadership




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MPA Director
Dr. Mark Bradbury

Anne Belk Hall Room
PO Box 32107
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Department of Government and Justice Studies



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