M.Ed. On Campus

Adult and Higher Education

University of Oklahoma

24 months
40120 USD/year
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The Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Adult and Higher Education is designed to prepare professionals to assume administrative roles in adult and higher education; become more competitive candidates for leadership positions in adult and higher education; and conduct inquiry which contributes to the practice of adult and higher education.


The master's program is comprised of a comprehensive curriculum (no master's thesis is required) and practical experiences designed to prepare students for professional positions in a variety of education and training organizations including colleges and universities, governmental agencies, educational planning agencies, and business and industry.

The master's program offers a variety of emphases designed to prepare graduates for 21st century education and the diverse student population it will serve.

Careers in the field of Adult and Higher Education

The Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Adult and Higher Education prepares graduates to assume leadership, administrative, teaching, and training positions in a variety of organizational settings. Our graduates compete for positions as trainers, adult educators, program planners, distance education specialists, administrators, athletics administrators, and instructors in adult education organizations, colleges and universities (including community colleges and vocational schools), governmental and military agencies, and business and industry.

This program is designed to provide the students with the competencies necessary to teach, develop, and administer successful organizational and educational programs based on the literature and research in adult and higher education. Students will be exposed to significant insights related to management, leadership, evaluation, finance, marketing, development, program planning, distance and traditional learning, teaching strategies, organizational transformation, and human relations.

Our program is interdisciplinary, and we enthusiastically welcome students from all undergraduate and graduate disciplines. No prior teacher education nor administrative experience is needed to be admitted into the program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Adult Learner 
  • Administration of Adult and Higher Education 
  • Critical Literature in Adult and Higher Education 
  • Introduction to Research in Adult and Higher Education 
  • Emphasis
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • he application process for OU Athletics graduate assistantship (GA) positions is separate from admission to the IAA concentration. 
  • copies of all transcripts;
  • resume or curriculum vita;
  • statement of goals (see below);
  • a minimum of three letters of references (to include both academic and professional references but they cannot be from current or former EDAH faculty);
  • a sample of scholarly writing;
  • for International applicants, an acceptable 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20060 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident - 18 credits hours: $6,946
  • Non-Resident - 18 credits hours: $16,831

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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