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Adult and Higher Education - MEd

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    23,588 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,588 USD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date

Program Overview

What Western Washington University says about their program:
"The Master of Education in Adult and Higher Education program is designed for those who desire to teach, consult, or administer education programs, materials and policies targeted to diverse adult populations. The Adult and Higher Education curriculum links theories to practice, policies, research, and evaluation. It prepares students for competency and knowledge in the areas of instructional technology, e-learning, research methods, teaching methodologies, adult literacy, diversity issues, curriculum development, leadership and management, policy issues, assessment and evaluation, adult learning, and program development. Graduates will work in settings such as community/technical colleges, universities, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and business and industry."

Admissions requirements

Admission to Western is selective. Cumulative academic achievement is the most important factor in the application review process. Level and difficulty of courses, grade trends, school and community involvement, special talents, strength of character, and personal circumstances are also considered.

International First-Year Students

  • Fall Quarter (Early Action)

    November 1

  • Fall Quarter (Regular Decision)

    January 31

  • Winter Quarter

    September 15

  • Spring Quarter

    January 1

International Transfer Students

  • Fall & Summer Quarters

    March 1

  • Winter Quarter

    September 15

  • Spring Quarter

    January 1

With the exception of students whose primary and secondary education took place in Australia, Canada (English Provinces), Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or the U.S., applicants must demonstrate English proficiency. This is generally demonstrated by a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 80 (iBT) or 550 (paper-based), or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Students who are earning a transferable associate's degree from a Washington State community college and have "B" or better grades in two English composition courses are NOT required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service and must be postmarked by the priority application deadline. Photocopies of TOEFL score reports cannot be accepted.

By exception, the English language proficiency requirement can be waived for applicants educated in other countries if the applicant's primary and secondary education language of instruction was in English. Such exceptions require an official letter from the school of instruction.

International Year One and Pre-Masters

You will need a minimum TOEFL of 50, IELTS of 5.0 or Pearson Versant score of 43-47. The length of your International Year program depends on your level of English language proficiency.

Direct Entry

First-year applicants must meet the state of Washington’s minimum college admission standards:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Completion of courses that meet the College Academic Distribution Requirements

International Year One

  • 2.5 GPA individual modules at Level I (concurrent with secondary school transcripts)
  • C or higher in a minimum of 5 relevant academic subjects from GCS/IGCSE or a combination of GCE/IGCSE and Advanced level examinations


The final decision for entry lies with the University; at times, students who meet the stated criteria may not be accepted. In addition, courses of different lengths may be available, depending on the student’s English capabilities

Fees and funding

Western is nationally recognized for providing an excellent education at an affordable cost, with Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranking Western as a top value in education.

Western offers both merit- and need-based assistance to help make your education possible


  • Pre-Master's Program - 1 Quarter


  • Pre-Master's Program - 2 Quarters


  • Pre-Master's Program - 3 Quarters


International Year

  • International Year - 1 Quarter


  • International Year - 2 Quarters


  • International Year - 3 Quarters



Tuition: 21800 USD


Tuition: 31060 USD

Visa Requirements for Western Washington University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements