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Higher & Adult Education

Higher and Adult Education

Beginning 2014, admission files will only be reviewed twice a year, November 1st and April 1st are the deadlines for all admission documents. Please contact The Department of Leadership at 901-678-2369 or  for application questions.

Welcome to the web site for The University of Memphis, Department of Leadership graduate programs  in Higher and Adult Education.  For prospective students, we hope this site will assist you in deciding whether this is the program for you.  Admissions requirements are set forth by the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Graduate Bulletin

One of the most exciting facets of this program is its suitability for candidates from diverse professional and educational backgrounds, in as much as learning takes place in countless settings.  Students currently enrolled in the program have academic backgrounds in the fields of  Nursing, Accounting, Dental Hygiene, Music, English, Physical Therapy, Counseling, and Liberal Studies, to name more than a few.

Still unsure how or where you might use one of these degrees?  Our graduates are currently serving as:

  • Community College President
  • Academic Department Dean
  • College Vice President
  • Law School Associate Dean
  • Dean of Students
  • Professor 
  • Researcher
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Residence Life Director
  • Curriculum Planning Director
  • Experiential Learning Director
  • Development Director
  • Dietetics Director
  • Information Technology Administrator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Student Affairs Professional
  • Human Resources Professional

From left to right are: Dr. Mullins-Nelson, Topeka Small Williams who received the R. Eugene Smith Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, Carrie Brooks who received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, and Dr. Jeffery Wilson. Not picture: Whitney Brown, Outstanding Masters Student Award.

Prior to graduation, students are required to produce a portfolio of the products created in the courses which demonstrate specific program competencies. To view a sample portfolio and for more information on the details of the portfolio submission timeline, click here.

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Last Updated: 10/20/14