Applications are now closed. Please return in September to apply for the 2020-2021 cohort.
Applicants will be reviewed based on written communication skills, oral communication skills, career objectives, professional experience and recommendations.
When can you start?
A new fully online cohort begins every fall.
Applications completed after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
How to apply
Contact Erich Pitcher, 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.
Adult and Higher Education Application Documents
Upload the following documents onto your OSU Graduate Admissions website.
Resume - A current resume that includes employment history and professional experience.
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.
Letters of Recommendation – You will enter the names and email addresses of three 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.
EdM Writing Sample Questions:
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?
Strengths/Assets to Support Your Master’s Journey: What are the greatest strengths/assets you possess that will support you as you work on your master’s degree? Please draw on your lived experiences and consider the ways that personal, professional, familial, and community support would allow you to be successful in our program. How has your lived experience allowed you to develop assets that will support your success in our program?
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?
For admissions questions, please contact:
Erich N. Pitcher, PhD