Become a Leader in Adult Education and Training

Designed and facilitated by practicing professionals, Regis University’s Master of Science in Adult Education and Training Degree develops leaders in adult learning environments including corporate training, workforce development, higher education and continuing education.
Online Accelerated

M.S. Adult Education & Training

Master of Science Adult Education & Training

Discover how global economic, social, and political issues influence adult education and training in the 21st century and acquire the skills needed to address the educational needs of a rapidly changing society. In this program, students will learn to:

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable education and training programs.
  • Learn face-to-face and virtual facilitation techniques for corporate, community and educational classrooms.
  • Gain expert knowledge in foundational and emerging perspectives on adult learning.

Total Degree Requirements 39 credit hours
Foundational Course Requirements 9 credit hours
Core Course Requirements 15 credit hours
Area of Emphasis Electives 9 credit hours
Degree Completion Requirements* 6 credit hours

*After completing ADET697 – Research methods and Inquiry II, students may choose from a capstone project or graduate thesis to complete their degree requirements.

This program aligns with standards set forth by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) and is offered completely online.

Students may choose from three areas of emphasis in addition to a general emphasis:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Higher Education Instruction
  • General – for students who are interested in transferring credits toward their degree

Graduates of this program will be well qualified for post-secondary, corporate, nonprofit, community, and government education and training positions. Specific job titles include:

  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Career and Technical Education Faculty (community college)
  • Training & Development Manager
  • Director of Religious Education
  • Distance Learning Coordinators

      Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

      M.A. in Education Programs

      M.A. in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse
      M.A. in Education: Graduate Teacher Licensure
      M.A. in Education: Teacher Leadership

      Program Requirements

      Foundational Courses (9 credit hours)

      ADET 602  Survey of Adult Education and Training
      ADET 604 Theory of Adult Education and Training
      ADET 606 Research Methods and Inquiry I
      Core Course Requirements (15 credit hours)
      ADET 612 Training and Development for a Global Workforce
      ADET 614 Program Planning for Sustainable Learning
      ADET 616  Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century 
      ADET 622  The Adult Educator as Change Agent 
      ADET 624  Adult Education Leadership 

      Area of Emphasis Electives (9 credit hours)
      Choose one area of emphasis from the following:

      -Higher Education Instruction
      -Nonprofit Leadership
      -Human Resources Development
      -General (for students interested in transferring credits toward their degree)

      Higher Education Instruction Emphasis Courses
      ADET 632 Facilitating Learning in Higher Education
      ADET 634  Contemporary Curriculum Design 
      ADET 636  Leadership in Higher Education 
      Nonprofit Leadership Emphasis Courses
      MNM 601  History/Theory/Future of Nonprofits 
      MNM 607  Social Justice and the Nonprofit Sector 
      MNM 633  Human Resource Leadership in NPO’s 
      Human Resources Development Emphasis Courses
      MSM 602  The Leadership Management Challenge 
      MSM 635  Strategic Human Resource Management 
      MSM 638  Attracting and Retaining Workforce Talent 
      General Emphasis Courses
         Complete three electives
      Degree Completion Requirements (6 credit hours)*
      ADET 697   Research Methods and Inquiry II
      ADET 693  Applied Research Project * 
      ADET 698  Graduate Thesis* 

      *After completing ADET697, students may choose from an applied research project or graduate thesis to complete their degree requirements. 

      TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 39 credit hours

      Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

      To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

      How to Apply

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      Applicants seeking a master's degree from Regis University must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

      • Complete the online graduate application
      • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
      • Submit official transcript from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
      • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from previously attended colleges and universities
      • Critical analysis essay
      • Current resume
      • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
      • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed

      Application Deadlines*

      Term Class Start Application Deadline
      Fall 2015 August 24, 2015 July 27, 2015

      *Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


      2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

      Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
      Online $18,575 39 $475 $50

      Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.