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UPCOMING INFO SESSION: April 30 from 12:00 - 1:00 PST.

Learn more about the Ed.M. in Adult & Higher Education & the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. RSVP for the link to join!


Apply by the June 15th priority deadline for a Fall 2024 start date. Begin here 



  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA 

Applicants will be reviewed based on written communication skills, career objectives, professional experience and recommendations.

A new fully online cohort begins every fall.

Contact Lindsay Andrews ([email protected]), the Adult and Higher Education program lead, to discuss whether the program is a good fit for your educational and professional goals.

Complete the online application for Graduate Admission. The application fee is $75 (nonrefundable).

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.


Upload the following documents onto your OSU Graduate Admissions application. 

  1. Resume - A current resume that includes employment history and professional experience.

  2. Writing Sample - A 3-5 page personal/professional narrative that summarizes significant learning experiences that have contributed to your professional development and describes how you expect graduate study to further your personal and professional goals. See the questions below.

  3. Letters of Recommendation – You will enter the names and email addresses of two individuals who will provide letters of reference on your behalf within your Graduate Admissions application. Your references will be contacted by the Graduate School and asked to independently upload their letters.

NOTE: We do not require GRE scores.

As a part of our admissions process, our faculty want to learn more your motivations for pursuing a master’s degree in Adult & Higher Education, your career goals, the strengths you would bring to the program, and your understanding of equity:

  • Motivation for EdM Degree: Why do you want to pursue a master’s degree in Adult & Higher Education at Oregon State University? How will this degree support your career goals?

  • Equity: Our program has a focus on equity across all of our courses. Based on either your current or future workplace, how do you define equity within training and learning? What is one equity issue you would like to be better prepared to address in your career as a result of completing this program?

Lindsay Andrews
Adult & Higher Education Program Lead
[email protected]
(541) 737-3574

Applications completed after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

The priority deadline for this program is June 15th. Applications completed after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.