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Graduate Programs

Department of Professional Studies

Adult and Postsecondary Education Degrees

The graduate program in Adult and Postsecondary Education at the University of Wyoming was the first of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region and today enjoys increasing recognition for its contributions in the areas of adult learning and teaching and higher education. Organized in 1950, the program initially was operated jointly by the College of Education and the Division of Community Services, headed by Clarence D. Jayne.

All Adult and Postsecondary Education students can work as administrators and professional staff to supervise, design, deliver, and coordinate high quality formal and informal education programs to adults across the lifespan.

We prepare students for entry-level leadership positions with our Masters of Arts degree. Our Doctor of Education degree prepares students for advanced leadership positions. Our Doctor of Philosophy degree prepares students for university faculty positions and staff researcher positions in Adult and Postsecondary Education. 

Degrees Available

  1. MA
  2. EdD
  3. PhD

Students who are applying for a doctoral program are eligible to receive monetary support for visiting UW and faculty in Laramie. Up to $300 is available for out-of-state students and up to $50 is available for in-state students. Contact Jaxon Thiemann at  for details.

Program Faculty

Four UW faculty specialize in Adult and Postsecondary Education.  Learn more about each faculty member and their specific research.

Faculty Publications

Click here to read the variety of publications by UW faculty in this field.

Learner Outcomes

Click here to review the objectives and goals for receiving a degree in Adult and Postsecondary Education.

Enrolled Student Resources

Click here for a list of forms, handbooks, and other Adult and Postsecondary Education student resources.

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