Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start term
Fall

Master of Education: Adult and Higher Education

Join a highly supported learning community

Without a doubt, we are in a knowledge economy. As such, the ability to support organizational learning is critical to the success of any company, agency or college. As an educational leader, you can support and lead meaningful learning across contexts. The Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education program will enhance your ability to deliver effective educational programs.

Robin Webster

Robin Webster knew pursuing a graduate degree was a long shot, at best. As a military spouse with a full-time job and two daughters, she needed a master’s program that could go wherever life took her. Read story »

This two-year master’s degree program is designed to provide applied skills and knowledge for designing, implementing and assessing educational programs in a variety of formats (in-person, online, hybrid).

What makes our program unique

The program serves working professionals by offering a flexible, cohort-based program that is fully online. We pair theory courses with practical application to support your learning. This was the first adult education program in the country to specialize in online learning.

Focused on instructional design

The coursework in this Ed.M. program focuses heavily on instructional design and technology, two areas in which Oregon State and OSU Ecampus have vast expertise. OSU also offers a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design online, which can serve as a pathway to earning this master's degree.

Rooted in equity

This program focuses on developing equitable learning environments. Rather than having a single course focused on social issues, equity is embedded throughout all of the coursework offered in this program.

Designed for working professionals

You can complete this program online in two years. It’s designed to directly apply your learning to your organization’s unique learning environment. Our graduates work in a variety of educational settings, including colleges and universities, nonprofit agencies, and for-profit companies.

Collaborative learning cohort

A new cohort starts each fall term. As an active member of an online learning community, you will explore real-world challenges, apply insights that connect research to practice, as well as build your professional network.

Flexible internships

Internships in this program allow you to pursue your interests. Our faculty will work with you to design an internship that allows you to focus on your passion and professional goals. It is also possible to complete an internship in your current workplace.

Experienced faculty

Our faculty are experienced scholars and practitioners. They have worked in colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and for-profit organizations.

 

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