Adult Learning and Leadership Online MA


Our new M.A. program was created for those who design, implement, facilitate, or otherwise support learning and development for adults in many different settings—businesses, non-profits, public sector, healthcare, educational institutions, and community settings. We emphasize leadership for transformative learning and change in today’s rapidly-evolving digital world. The program will help participants to:

  • Use effective strategies for learning that take into account leadership, structural and cultural factors in the groups, communities, or organizations in which adults live or work
  • Design, deliver, and assess adult learning programs and interventions
  • Demonstrate understanding and use of technology for diverse adult learning needs

Students will earn 36 graduate credits and complete an integrative project. Core courses include:

  • ORLD 4050 Introduction to Adult Learning
  • ORLD 4051 How Adults Learn
  • ORLD 4053 Facilitating Adult Learning
  • Choice of: ORLD 4827, Fostering Transformative Learning, or ORLD 4828, Imagination, Authenticity and Individuation Transformative Learning
  • ORLD 5023 Leadership and Self Development
  • ORLD 5063 Online Teaching and Learning
  • ORLD 6914 Learning Communities (research projects)

Remaining elective credits can be taken fully online (or up to 14 credits on campus if preferred) from a variety of courses related, for example, to Leadership, Coaching and Facilitation, Management Skills, policy, or intelligent technology offered across the College. 

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Admissions Information

Master of Arts

  • Points/Credits: 36
  • Entry Terms: Fall Only

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • None

Degree Requirements

Please contact the program for more information on course requirements.

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