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Educating Adults
Educating Adults Track
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Become a model of success for your adult education students

In the Educating Adults track of the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MA), you’ll deepen your knowledge in the field of educating adults in professional, academic or community settings.

As you gain skills in the process and practice of adult learning, you’ll become equipped with the latest tools in instructional technology, course and training design, learning facilitation, internet-based practices and emerging trends.

Our master’s in adult education online program is grounded in current research and best practices in adult education and learning theory. You’ll also deepen your knowledge and skills in:

  • assessment
  • design
  • facilitation
  • evaluation
  • applied research

This master's in adult education online program is for a wide range of professionals and educators of all types, including trainers, coaches and managers. To help support your busy schedule, courses for this program are offered at our downtown campus or online.

Be an integral part of a community of educators

Located in the heart of Chicago, you’ll learn from a community of dynamic educators and industry leaders, while expanding your professional network with peers and alumni in a world-class city. Here, your coursework will combine current educational theory and real-world experience. You’ll learn from leading scholars who are at the forefront of thought in education. And with their help, you’ll take your life and career to the next level.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a revolving basis by the Graduate Admission Committee.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, résumé or curriculum vitae and interview with a faculty mentor.

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Required Courses

You will complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours, including nine Educating Adults track courses.

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Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact information

For more information about applying, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at (312)-362-5744 or

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