EHRD Masters Online, Adult Education Specialization

The Online Master of Science (MS) degree in Educational Human Resource Development with a specialization in Adult Education prepares learners to administer programs and teach adults in a variety of settings including community centers, higher education, and the workplace.

The 37 credit hour program allows learners the opportunity to engage with colleagues in a dynamic online environment and includes ten required courses (28 credit hours) and three elective courses (9 credit hours).  Each course is three credit hours unless otherwise specified.


The deadline to admit application materials is December 1 for fall/summer admission or August 15 for spring admission.


EHRD 616: Methods of Teaching Adults

EHRD 618: Evaluation Models in Human Resource Development

EHRD 625: Organization Development & Performance in Human Resource Development

EHRD 627: Research and Development in Human Resource Development (or Equivalent Research Course)

EHRD 630: Adult Learning

EHRD 631: Foundations of Adult Education

EHRD 642: Program Development in Adult Education

EHRD 643: Adult Education, Globalization & Social Justice

EHRD 681: Seminar (1 credit hour)

EHRD 690: Theory of EHRD Research -- Stat I


Electives can be taken in a variety of areas including but not limited to health, literacy, human resource development and public service administration. A student’s faculty advisor will assist in selecting course electives.