Graduate Programs

Mission and History

Offered since 1946, the master’s program in adult education is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required of an adult educator for employment in training or human resource development and a variety of postsecondary education or other organizations. This degree is available via online courses (with one short residency) through the School of Continuing Studies at the Indianapolis campus. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the program office before application to discuss the scope of the program and the nature of delivery relative to their needs.

A wide variety of career opportunities are open to adult education graduates. Students in the program come from diverse backgrounds and are engaged in a wide range of careers. They can be found in education and training, performance improvement, organizational development, and as coaches or consultants in corporations, health care, postsecondary education, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, professional organizations, and the military. Some adult education courses may be taken as electives to supplement work in other major interest areas.