College of Education and Professional Studies

Master of Adult and Higher Education

This major provides students with preparation to work in teaching positions in higher education institutions, such as community colleges and four-year colleges. Anticipated interest groups for Adult and Higher Education are persons wanting to teach as their major responsibilities and who have approximately 18 credit hours in the subject area and/or licensure they want to teach (e.g., business, sociology, foreign language, etc.). This program is also geared to act as a spring board into similar doctoral programs at terminal degree granting institutions.


To apply for admission into the M.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education, candidates must complete an online or paper application, found online at the Jackson College of Graduate Studies webpage. Applicants must also submit official copies of all transcripts from each college or university attended.

To be eligible for full admission, candidates must have:

  • an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or higher OR
  • a grade point average of 2.75 in the last 60 hours attempted

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for conditional admission if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 OR
  • an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.25 with five years having passed since the date of the first bachelor's degree