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Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Master of Education (M.Ed.) Professional Studies in Adult Education


The master of education (M.Ed.)/professional studies program in adult education prepares individuals to design, implement, and evaluate educational activities for adults.

This graduate-level, practitioner-based program is offered by the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development CEHD).

The program of 34 semester credits includes coursework in adult and continuing education, including a field experience, and in related fields appropriate to the student’s interests. In consultation with a faculty adviser, students may include coursework, independent study, and field experiences in their program plans. Up to six credits in field-based projects, problems courses, independent study, and internships may be applied to the program.

Courses at the University of Minnesota are offered at a variety of times, including late afternoons and evenings. Students can also enroll in courses offered during the summer and at off-campus sites


Admission requirements to this program include the following criteria:

A bachelor’s degree with a 2.80 minimum grade point average (GPA) from an accredited college or university (GRE or MAT and graduate courses are optional evidence of academic potential).

All applicants must upload or submit the following items with their online applications:

Nonnative English Speakers and/or International Students

Apply Online

Applicants are typically notified of admission decisions four to six weeks after application deadlines.

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 14 graduate semester transfer credits may be applied to the M.Ed. program. Credits may include any combination of the following coursework:

Transfer courses must be completed at the graduate level and approved by a faculty adviser and the college. Contact the program’s faculty adviser for more information.


Required Courses


Up to 10 credits of electives courses with adviser approval to equal the 34 credits needed for this program. The appropriate elective courses may vary depending on whether the student is also pursuing a license as reflected by their optional sub-plan.

M.Ed. candidates in adult education may also add coursework from the following areas to their program:


Currently admitted degree-seeking or non-degree seeking students may register online for coursework.

Students who want to begin M.Ed. coursework before admission to the M.Ed. program must use the One Stop non-degree registration option.


For questions regarding the admissions process, admissions documents, or general information about the program contact:

Dr. Jeremy Hernandez
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Specific questions regarding course content should be directed to the program coordinator:

Dr. Louis Quast
Coordinator of Human Resource Development Graduate Programs

Revised October 28, 2015


Applications are due:

July 1 for Fall semester admission

November 1 for Spring semester admission

March 1 for Summer session admission

Online application

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