Admissions and Continuance

Applicants must possess a baccalaureate (Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) degree preferably in the areas of education, history, philosophy, psychology or sociology. Applicants who have creditable professional and/or volunteer experience in adult education are encouraged to submit a brief portfolio. Additional requirements for admission are stated in the Graduate School Bulletin.


To qualify for a graduate scholarship, an individual must be enrolled full-time and possess a 3.00 minimum undergraduate grade point average.

Employment Opportunities

The Adult Education degree offers numerous career options. These include preparation for further study at the doctoral degree level in adult education, higher education and administration, instructional technology, and human resource development. In addition, many graduates have pursued successful careers in community colleges, four-year colleges, business and industry, community-based agencies, voluntary organizations, cooperative extension, senior centers, vocational schools/centers, correctional institutions, adult high schools, museums, government, and others that are relevant to the Adult Education field.