The Master of Science in Adult Education program provides a practitioner-oriented master's degree for individuals interested in working with adult learners in a variety of fields, including continuing professional education, corporate training and development, postsecondary education, or adult basic education, among others.
Established in 1946, it is one of the nation's oldest adult education programs. It was converted to an online format in 1998 and offers the flexibility needed by working professionals.
The program is designed to help professionals like you teach adult learners better. It provides a strong background in adult learning and program planning, as well as the diverse philosophical, theoretical, and historical contexts of adult education in the United States. It emphasizes purposeful, active learning and the development of reflexive practitioners who apply theory to practice and, in turn, practice to theory.
We encourage students to actively apply course content to their own work settings and undertake projects that allow them to immediately apply what they learn to real-world situations.
All courses are online and can be accessed 24/7.
For a brief overview of the program, please read the welcome from department chair, Frank DiSilvestro.