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 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

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Oregon State University College of Education faculty are known for their research, expertise and innovation and are published nationally and internationally in top tier, peer-reviewed, educational journals.

Program faculty

Becky Crandall, Ph.D.

Becky is an associate professor of practice in the adult and higher education program. Her research is on subpopulations including intercollegiate athletes, LGBTQ+ students, and graduate students in higher education and student affairs programs. While she explores questions germane to these students’ campus experiences, academic success and psychological well-being, she also examines topics specific to their spirituality and religious worldviews.

Gloria Crisp, Ed.D.

Gloria is an associate professor in the adult and higher education program. Her research, supported by the National Science Foundation, the Association for Institutional Research and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, is focused toward studying the relationship between promising and high impact programs and students’ academic success outcomes at colleges and universities.

Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen, Ph.D.

Dolly is an assistant professor in the adult and higher education program. Her research examines how categorization reveals, maintains, and mitigates inequality in education, with particular attention to racial and organizational classifications. In combination, these areas of research have manifested in studies on minority serving institutions, ethnic stratification, and organizational behavior.

Theme Grenz, MBA

Theme teaches Instructional Strategies for Adults within the adult and higher education program. He is a proven leader in the learning industry, having served in several roles in the private and public sectors. He is a past president of the Association for Talent Development - Cascadia Chapter and is a frequent speaker on skills critical for successful learning professionals.

George Reese, Ed.M.

George has more than 20 years of experience working with faculty and designing, developing and managing instructional programs in higher education. He has worked at public and private institutions and as a consultant. George has served as an instructional design consultant to universities and non-profits, and he serves as a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer.

Tenisha Tevis, Ph.D.

Tenisha is an assistant professor in the adult and higher education program. Her research focuses on underserved students’ transition to college, the role administrators play in facilitating this process and how social contexts impact educational outcomes. Her research interest includes sociology of education, school composition, college entrance exams, degree expectations, and first generation students.


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