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Adult Education and Human Resource Development, Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Workforce Development and Education

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The Adult Education and Human Resources and Development program offers opportunities to study the connections between work and learning. The program provides research and professional development opportunities to meet the needs of individuals, organizations, and government agencies. The program objectives are to provide an appropriate series of courses and experiences to enable graduates to successfully enter teaching, leadership, training and supervisory positions in the private sector or public agencies and organizations.

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Career Paths 

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Corporate training and development specialist
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Adult education director
Human resource manager
Two-year college faculty
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Degree Requirements

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Bachelor’s degree

Program start

Autumn, Spring, and Summer Semester

Deadline to apply

October 1 for spring semester;
March 1 for summer term;
April 1 for autumn semester

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Minimum Program hours


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Licensure disclosure 

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

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