Adult and Higher Education Administration

Training administrators for postsecondary careers

We believe that reflective leaders are skilled educators whose practices and decisions draw upon the best available theory, research and experiential wisdom.

Degrees

Adult and Higher Education

Our degrees in Adult and Higher Education have been developed for those in the fields of adult education, and higher education teaching and administration. These degrees help develop professionals who can add substantially to the field with original and ongoing work as well as perform effectively as practitioners on the job. The Adult and Higher Education program encourages the student/learner to be a participant in the process, to choose directions, and to make worthwhile contributions. This climate of encouragement directly affects the program by providing stimulation and relevance to an individual's educational experience.

Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
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  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required for all students
  4. Three letters of recommendation
    Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Resume required documenting teaching and/or administrative experience
  7. Official copy of GRE scores (Ed.D. only)
  8. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Educational Leadership in the current graduate catalog.

See Program Specific Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines:

  • Eight weeks before classes start
  • Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.): March 1st, 2018*

*Next Ed.D. Cohort starts Summer 2018

Online and Off-Campus Options

Additional Information

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The division offers several generous scholarships to our students. Many of the scholarships have been endowed by friends and family of those who've been a part of the School of Education.

  • Graduate Assistantships

    Qualified students may be able to get financial assistance and additional experience through graduate assistantships. You can apply through the Graduate School for opportunities within the School of Education.

  • Alumni Outcomes

    "The curriculum is designed to challenge students’ intellect by exposing them to the real issues of adult and higher education administration. You will indeed be challenged — but you will be prepared for the real world." Marcia Hawk