Training administrators for postsecondary careers
Become a leader in adult and higher education.
Adult and Higher Education: M.A. and Ed.D.
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.
For detailed admission requirements, please refer to Educational Leadership in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.
- Eight weeks before classes start
- Ed.D.: March 1
*Next Ed.D. Cohort starts summer semester
Online and Off-Campus Options
- Adult and Higher Education Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Leadership
- LERN / USD Program
The Classroom & Beyond
Our students each complete an internship tailored to their program of study. It provides hands-on field experience to prepare each student for their future education leadership position.
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.
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.