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How to Apply to the M.S.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education

Applying for Admission

The adult and higher education program uses the Graduate School application process in the determination of all admissions decisions. All materials and documentation should be sent directly to the Graduate School. Applicants to the M.S.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education should complete the following:

To the Graduate School

  • Application for Admission to the Graduate School
  • Written Statement of Goals
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation to the Graduate School
  • Request official transcripts be sent from all of the applicant's undergraduate and graduate institutions directly to the Graduate School
  • Resume

The goal statement submitted to the Graduate School is used to assist in determining if the applicant’s goals are consistent with those of the program, and to assess the clarity and coherence of the applicant’s writing. 

The written statement of goals should be a short essay (maximum of two pages, single spaced) that addresses the following:

1.  Why do you want to pursue graduate work in Adult or Higher Education?

2.  How have your educational, personal, and professional experiences shaped your career objectives?

3.  How would this program contribute to your ability to achieve your career goals?

4.  Explain, if applicable, other considerations that have contributed to your decision to apply for admission to this program.

Admission applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for fall, spring and summer terms.  The priority deadline for spring 2017 is October 15, 2016.  We are also accepting fall 2017 applications and the priority deadline is February 1, 2017.  For standard admissions deadlines please click here.

Potential Full-Time Adult and Higher Education Students who are interested in Graduate Assistantships in the Division of Student Affairs should register for and plan to attend the Graduate Student Assistantship Recruitment Program, held in the spring each year.

Please note that all applicants are responsible for making sure that their materials have been received by the Graduate School.

Program Contact

Danae Miesbauer
 815-753-1306
 dmiesbauer@niu.edu

Faculty

LaVerne Gyant

Xiaodan Hu

Katy Jaekel

Jorge Jeria

Carrie Kortegast

Z Nicolazzo

 

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