Master On Campus

Adult Education

Western Kentucky University

12 months
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education at Western Kentucky University prepares students for professional adult education practice at the graduate level to teach adults in a variety of settings.


These settings include community education, adult basic education, adult literacy, corporate training, human resources and organizational development, workplace training, patient education, technical and community colleges, and other adult learning centers. Students select the General concentration, the Community and Technical College Concentration, the Higher Education Concentration, or the Training and Development Concentration. The Adult Education program is offered by Western Kentucky University .


  • General (SCGE)
  • Community and Technical College (SCTC)
  • Higher Education (SCHE)
  • Training and Development (SCTD)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods (or equivalent as approved by advisor)
  • Methods for Teaching Adults
  • Adult Development and Learning
  • Program Development for Adults
  • Philosophy and History of Adult Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
139 (verbal)
139 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requires an earned degree from an accredited institution with (a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a Master's degree with a GPA of 3.2) and ONE of the following:
  • Portfolio submission (portfolio content requirements); OR,
  • Minimum GRE (August 2011 or later) scores: verbal, 139; quantitative, 139; analytical writing, 3.5. 
  • Applicants who do not meet admission requirements may be considered for alternate admission under the College of Education and Behavioral Science's Alternate Admission policy.  Applications are accepted only certain times of the year. Contact the program coordinator for details.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

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.


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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