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College of Education

Graduate Degrees and Certificates in
Adult and Continuing Education

Students at K-State Olathe

A graduate degree in Adult and Continuing Education helps working adults from a wide variety of professions become better educators, trainers, facilitators, managers, program planners, and leaders. As the only adult education graduate program in Kansas, over 1,000 adults have graduated from the master's or doctoral programs and advanced their careers in higher education, corporate training, health care, public safety, technology, the military and a variety of other adult education professions. Graduate Certificates in Adult Learning, Leadership Dynamics for Adult Learners, and Teaching English as a Second Language for Adult Learners are also available.

Coursework for Working Professionals

Designed for working professionals, most coursework is offered in 8-week sessions and is offered face-to-face in the Kansas City area as well as online.


Three Course Delivery Options:

Kansas City Area Program

Working adults who live and work in the Kansas City Metropolitan area can now complete a Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree at K-State's newest campus in Olathe, Kansas. Coursework typically meets 1 night each week for 8 weeks, providing an opportunity to begin a graduate degree program at any time of the year and complete the program in approximately 2 years.

Online Program

Adults living and working outside the Kansas City area can complete the master’s degree online. Online courses meet for 8 weeks, providing an opportunity to begin at any time of the year and complete your graduate degree in about 2 years.

Fort Leavenworth Program

Military personnel directly affiliated with Fort Leavenworth can obtain the master’s degree through a face-to-face cohort model.


Recent graduates share their experience with the K-State
Adult and Continuing Education Master's Degree program:


Recent graduates discuss what they enjoyed most about the
K-State Adult Education Master's Degree Program:


Recent graduates discuss excellent strategies for completing the
K-State Master's Degree in Adult Education Program:


Recent graduates of the K-State Adult Education program share some practical advice for completing the Master's Degree:

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Learn more about the Adult Education graduate program, the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.

Contact adulteducation@k-state.edu
or 913-307-7362.

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