The College of Education offers online and hybrid graduate work leading to Master of Education (Ed.M.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees with a major in Adult and Higher Education.

Master of Education (Ed.M.)

The Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education is offered fully online in partnership with College of Education and Ecampus. Applications open in September for fall start the following year.

The Master of Education (Ed.M.) program prepares professionals in education, curriculum development, instructional design, and training to be able to work with adult learners in the following areas:

  • Human resources within for-profit corporations and not-for-profit agencies
  • Organizations involved in systems development
  • Developmental education programs in community colleges
  • Instructional design and technology in educational settings
  • In a variety of additional higher education settings.

This program is guided by the Academy of Human Resource Development Standards, a professional organization recognized internationally.

The Ed.M. degree in Adult and Higher Education is a fully online cohort model designed to be completed in less than two years.

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Adult & Higher Education (AHE) doctoral degrees (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) are undergoing curriculum and program updates. Changes for the Ed.D. are anticipated to begin fall 2021. Changes to the Ph.D. are anticipated to begin fall 2022. If approved, the program updates will no longer require an option (Community College Leadership or Leadership in Higher Education). The structure and format of the Ed.D. program will not change.

Please visit the College of Education website to learn more about the two programs and how they align best with your career goals.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests

none

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 0
  • TOEFL Paper: 575
  • IELTS: 0

Additional Requirements
  • International students are not eligible to apply to the Ed.D. doctoral program. International students are able to apply to the fully online master's, but cannot earn a visa to study in the United States.


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.


Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for Masters applicants
June 15

priority deadline

Admissions Deadline for Masters applicants
August 15

final deadline

Admissions Deadline for Doctoral applicants
February 15


MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)