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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 (MAAPS), 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 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, a few brief essay questions, and an interview with an admissions committee member.

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Required Courses

You will complete 52 graduate credit hours (13 courses), which includes four residency courses (including a Capstone), six track courses, and three Liberal Learning Seminar courses or electives.

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Information Sessions

Curious about the Educating Adults track? Join us every month for an information session about the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MAAPS) program. Click the link below for more information and to sign up for our next information session!

Scholarships and Funding

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn about financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and funding for professional organizations.​​

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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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