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
100% online You can complete all courses 100% online.
Start term
Fall

Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

Admissions

When can you start?

The deadline for admission for the fall term is August 15.
Applications completed after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

How to apply

Contact Dr. Erich Pitcher, the adult and higher education program lead, to discuss whether the program is a good fit for your educational and professional goals.

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 (Heckart Lodge, 2900 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR, 97331).

You DO NOT have to mail AND upload your documents.

Adult Education documents

Upload the following documents onto your 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.

Questions?

For admissions questions, please contact:

Erich N. Pitcher, Ph.D.
Program lead
OSU College of Education
541-737-3574

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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