The Master of Education program in Adult and Higher Education is currently undergoing delivery method changes and is not accepting new enrollments for AY2017-2018. Please contact Joe Johnson, 541-737-3574, for more information or to be notified when the program reopens for enrollment. Current students are still able to register for courses.


Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education program prepares you for careers in instructional design and training adult learners within a variety of businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and colleges and universities.

Designed for working professionals

This two-year program provides applied skills and knowledge for designing, implementing and assessing training programs in a variety of instructional formats

This two-year program is ideal for working professionals who need to assess, implement and evaluate effective learning strategies.

This flexible hybrid program is designed to help you improve your work as you continue to work. You apply the knowledge and skills you are learning directly to your own unique adult education setting.

Collaborative learning cohort

Face-to-face cohort sessions are held one Friday each month (from noon to 8 p.m.) at a convenient location near Portland, Oregon.

As a member of a learning cohort, you share experience and insights with other professionals in similar adult education settings. You explore real-world challenges and utilize the experience of our faculty scholars who help connect cutting-edge research with workable solutions.

Through engagement with this active learning community, you build long-term relationships and valuable networking opportunities. 

Flexible internships 

Flexible internships allow you to focus on your individual interests in adult education. We work with you to design an internship that targets your own population and is aligned with your professional goals. Many students complete the internship within in their own organization, provided it is outside their current job description.

studentWatch the recording of an informational webinar that will give you an overview of Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree program in Adult and Higher Education and the opportunity to have your questions answered by program coordinator Shelley Dubkin-Lee.