24 months
23432 USD/year
22927 USD/year
10680 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education program from Western Washington University is designed for those who desire to teach, consult, or administer education programs, materials and policies targeted to diverse adult populations.


The Adult and Higher Education curriculum at Western Washington University links theories to practice, policies, research, and evaluation. It prepares students for competency and knowledge in the areas of instructional technology, e-learning, research methods, teaching methodologies, adult literacy, diversity issues, curriculum development, leadership and management, policy issues, assessment and evaluation, adult learning, and program development. Graduates will work in settings such as community/technical colleges, universities, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and business and industry.


The program prepares both entry-level and advanced practitioners as teachers, trainers, educators, policy-makers, consultants, and administrators in diverse educational, human resource, business, and healthcare settings for adults. The program emphasizes a social justice and a progressive approach to the adult and higher education field; academic, critical, and digital literacies; inquiry-based learning with action research; and issues of identity, reflection, and diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Understanding Educational Research                                    
  • Instructional Technology and Digital Literacy
  • Foundations of Adult Education and Diversity
  • Research and Evaluation Methods
  • Leadership and Management of Educational Programs
  • Learning in Adulthood
  • Teaching and Instructional Design
  • Portfolio and Applied Research Proposal                       
  • Current Issues in Education
  • The Community College
  • Issues in Adult Literacy
  • Experiential Learning
  • Program Development   

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


52 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE or MAT scores (not required if you hold an advanced degree - Master's, PhD, JD, MD, etc.)
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23432 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    22927 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22927 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10680 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bellingham

1109 - 1684 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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