Adult and Higher Education

MSU's adult and higher education programs are designed to develop the capacity of our students to plan, organize, and carry through a variety of education and service programs to meet adult learners' needs in postsecondary and adult continuing education institutions.

MSU offers a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education, an educational specialist post-master's program, and a Doctor of Education with a specialization in adult and higher education leadership.

Options

The following options are available:

Program Requirements

Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education

  1. General admission to graduate study
  2. Two years of relevant professional experience is advisable
  3. GRE score of 750 or a 30 raw score on the Miller Analogies Test
  4. Appropriate TOEFL or English Language Instruction Test of the University of Michigan scores for international students

Adult and Higher Education, Education Specialist (EdS)

  1. General admission to graduate study.
  2. A master's degree in adult and/or higher education from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Two years of relevant professional experience and one year of full-time teaching experience are recommended.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic references.
  5. Minimum composite GRE score of 283 on the verbal and quantitative sections or a 31 raw score (381-386 scaled score) on the Miller Analogies Test.  
  6. For international students, a TOEFL score of 525 (197 computer-based) or higher, or a score of 74 or higher on the English Language Instruction Test of the University of Michigan.  

Specialization in Adult and Higher Education Leadership, Doctor of Education

Applicants who are considered likely potential candidates will be interviewed by an admissions committee composed of MSU EdD faculty members and educational partners. Learn more about our Doctor of Education program and admission requirements here.

For a complete list of requirements for our programs and additional course information, visit the graduate catalog website.

Career Opportunities

Areas that may be considered for jobs with degrees in adult and higher education include:

  • Administration
  • Curriculum development
  • Teaching
  • Training

Degrees in adult and higher education also lead to higher salaries and opportunities for career advancement in education.

MSU's Career Services offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

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