USM Online

MS in Adult and Higher Education

The Region’s Only Adult Educator Graduate Degree

USM’s Online MS in Adult and Higher Education is the only graduate program of its kind in northern New England. Designed to meet the growing need for professional adult educators, the program prepares you for positions in a wide range of sectors, from public K-12 schools to higher education, not-for-profit organizations, and the corporate world. Apply today.

Practitioner oriented, field based

Our 36 credit-hour program is a practitioner-oriented master’s degree for mid-career professionals. You may tailor your program to your specific interests by incorporating career-oriented projects and choosing among our wide array of elective courses.

Flexible, online master’s program

Our online format enables you to continue working as you complete your degree requirements. Take classes any time, from anywhere, at your own pace. You can even combine your online learning with classes on campus. Apply today.

Outcomes and opportunities 

Our students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to succeed as adult education specialists in the community, higher education, administration, corporate training, and the not-for-profit sector. Graduates have gone on to positions such as:

  • Academic advisor
  • Adult education teacher
  • Corporate trainer
  • Director of adult education
  • Dean
  • Program designer
  • Research associate
  • Staff development specialists

Transfer or complete your degree

If you are completing your graduate degree as a transfer or returning student, please contact an Admissions Counselor who will help you get started. Apply today.