Admissions: Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

The Master of Education program in Adult and Higher Education is currently undergoing delivery method changes and is not accepting new enrollments for AY2017-2018. Please contact Joe Johnson, 541-737-3574, for more information or to be notified when the program reopens for enrollment. Current students are still able to register for courses.

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA 

Applicants will be reviewed based on written communication skills, oral communication skills, career objectives, professional experience and recommendations.

International students are not eligible for participation in this program.
Due to the program's part-time status, international students are unable to obtain an appropriate educational visa.

When can you start?

We admit one cohort per year. Classes begin fall term 2017.
Review of applications begins after March 31 and continues until the cohort is full.

Priority admission: Students who apply to the Master's in Adult Education program before March 31 of each year will receive notice of the admission decision no later than May 11.
Rolling admission: Students who apply after March 31 will be reviewed on a space-available basis until Aug. 15.

How to apply

Complete the online application for Graduate Admission. The application fee is $75 (nonrefundable).

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Note: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation. Accompanying materials can be mailed to the Graduate School (300 Kerr, Corvallis, OR, 97331).

You DO NOT have to mail AND upload your documents.

Adult education documents

Upload the following documents onto the OSU Graduate Admissions website. 

  1. Resume/vita - A current resume/vita that includes employment history and professional experience.
  2. Writing sample - A 3-5 page personal/professional narrative that summarizes significant learning experiences that have contributed to your professional development and describes how you expect graduate study to further your personal and professional goals.
  3. Letters of recommendation – You will enter the names and email addresses of three individuals who will provide letters of reference on your behalf within your Graduate Admissions application.

Your references will be contacted by the Graduate School and asked to independently upload their letters.


For admissions questions, please contact:

Joe Johnson, Ph.D.
Program coordinator
OSU College of Education

This is not a teacher licensure program

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.


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