Adult Learning

SUNY/Empire State College

M.A. Online
11550 USD/year
6785 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Adult Learning from SUNY/Empire State College is designed for students who work with adult learners in various settings including: adult basic education programs (GED completion), literacy programs, higher education, community or corporate educational training programs, and for those interested in adult learning for social change and community engagement.


The Master of Arts in Adult Learning program from SUNY/Empire State College provides a solid grounding in the field of adult learning, focusing on theories of adult learning and modeling best principles and practices.

A blend of theory and application, the fully online degree program provides multiple options for individualized study and program design to respond to the unique needs and interests of learners.

 As a student in the program, your critical awareness of yourself as a learner will be deepened within a collaborative and supportive community of diverse mentors and peers. Students can also incorporate an advanced certificate into their degree program and earn a second credential.

This 36 credit hour program is taught through online instruction.  Students customize their degree plan with a focus approved by program faculty to ensure relevance and alignment with a final project.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Rethinking Experience and Learning 
  • Learning and Development in Contemporary Adulthood
  • Strategies for Effective Adult Learning
  • Approaches to Critical Inquiry and Research

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General requirements

Application Materials

  • A single integrative essay
  • Current resume'
  • Two recommendations, at least one from your current direct supervisor or appropriate alternative with the ability to discuss your career and professional goals and skills; a second letter may come from members of the faculty with whom you have worked or who know you well
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited colleges/universities attended: 
  • Non-refundable $50 application/orientation fee
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per year and a duration of  .
  • National

    6785 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6785 USD per year and a duration of  .


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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