M.Ed. On Campus

Adult Learning

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Providing learning and development opportunities and initiatives for adults in the workplace is very different from K-12 education. The Adult Learning program at Virginia Commonwealth University provides its graduates with the knowledge and skills to be major contributors to organizations, whether in human resource development or as instructional designers.


About the Program

We realize that learning in the workplace, whether for profit or non-profit, revolves around using technology as a learning tool and format. Each course incorporates the use of – and learning of – current technologies. Students leave the Adult Learning program at Virginia Commonwealth University with theoretical and practical knowledge and experience to aid them in providing learning to adults in the workplace.

Our graduates work in business and industry, healthcare, government, non-profit, higher education, and community and human services agencies. As organizations realize the need for talent development and workforce development, our graduates have been poised to meet their needs, and to help organizations achieve their overall talent and workforce objectives.

Admission to this 33-hour program (which can be completed in two years) is predicated on the "whole person" concept, taking into account life experiences, academic record, references, and the reasons for the student’s interest in the program. As of spring 2020, the MAT or GRE are not required for admission. Successful applicants will have sufficient work experience to enable them to bring relevant experiences into the classroom learning environment, which is encouraged.

Prospective students are encouraged to take a course in the adult learning master’s program as a "non-degree seeking student" before admission to ensure the program is a fit for their career goals. This is not a requirement, but only a suggestion if students have doubts regarding the program. Any classes taken prior to admission into the program will be transferred into the program if the student is accepted.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult Education Perspective
  • Adult Learning and Development
  • Design and Delivery of Adult Learning Programs
  • Writing Instruction for Adult Learners
  • Consulting Skills In Adult Learning Environments
  • Learning in Groups and Teams

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline
  • Three letters of recommendation addressing the student's potential for graduate study in education
  • Statement of intent
  • Transcripts of all previous college work
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of coursework

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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