University of Oklahoma

Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Adult and Higher Education

Degrees: 
  • M.S.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Adult Education
  • Community College Leadership
  • Student Learning & Development

Program Statement

The Master's Degree in adult and higher education is designed to prepare professionals to

assume administrative roles in adult and higher education;
become more competitive candidates for leadership positions in adult and higher education; and
conduct inquiry which contributes to the practice of adult and higher education. 
The master's program is comprised of a comprehensive curriculum (no master's thesis is required) and practical experiences designed to prepare students for professional positions in a variety of education and training organizations including colleges and universities, governmental agencies, educational planning agencies, and business and industry.

Graduate students must make a grade of “B” or better in core classes (EDAH 5013, EDAH 5023, EDAH 5033, EDAH 5043).  There was a moratorium on this policy from Aug 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.  Effective Spring 2015 this moratorium has been lifted and we have returned to the original policy.

The master's program offers a variety of emphases designed to prepare graduates for 21st century education and the diverse student population it will serve.

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
No
Meets CAS Standards: 
No

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
8
Total Program Credit Hours: 
36
Average Time to Degree: 
2 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
  • Hybrid
Course Schedule: 
  • Evening
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes