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.
Online You can complete nearly all courses in this program online, with one or a few site-based courses required. View the curriculum.
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Ed.M. in Adult and Higher Education

Learn from the best

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

Lucy Arellano, Ph.D.

Lucy is an assistant professor in the adult and higher education program. She conducts research on persistence, retention, and degree completion for emerging majority student populations. Her work is grounded in the concepts of diversity, campus climates, campus engagement, and student co-curricular involvement. Lucy examines campus environments and how they influence student success.

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 Methods 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.

Sue Melone, Ed.M.

Sue is an Adjunct Professor at Oregon State University, and works professional as a certified business coach and leadership instructor. She is the organizational development and change leader at Cambia Health Solutions. In that role, she helps teams deliver record-breaking results by providing professional consulting, coaching and training services to leaders and teams in Idaho, Utah, Washington and Oregon. Sue has 25 years of leadership experience in government and business.

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.

Darlene Russ-Eft, Ph.D.

Darlene is a professor at Oregon State University. She brings experience from her work in the corporate world and in a non-profit research organization. Her research centers on the study of learning in organizational settings, investigating the role of program evaluation in affecting change in individuals, groups and organizations, and issues related to ethical decision-making in program evaluation and organizations.
Darlene is no longer advising new students.

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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