Higher and Adult Education

The Higher and Adult Education (HIAD) Program is comprised of two areas of study: Higher Education and Adult Education. The Higher Education Concentration is designed for individuals seeking graduate-level preparation primarily for mid- and senior-level administrative positions in higher education institutions, or higher education-related agencies, boards, and commissions. The Adult Education Concentration is designed for individuals seeking leadership positions in education, health services, business, and in community and non-profit organizations. The Adult Education Concentration prepares professionals to teach and facilitate the development of adult learners and promote lifelong learning.

One of the most exciting facets of the HIAD Program is its suitability for candidates from diverse professional and educational backgrounds. Students currently enrolled in the program have academic and professional backgrounds in the fields of Business, Education, Health, Law, Counseling, and Liberal Studies. Our graduates are currently serving as:

  • Community College Presidents
  • Higher Education Vice Presidents
  • Deans, Associate Deans, and Assistant Deans
  • Department Chairpersons
  • Faculty Members
  • Researchers
  • Student Affairs Administrators
  • Educational Program Directors
  • Health Services Administrators
  • Community Organization and Non-profit Directors
  • Human Resources Administrators

Degrees and Certificate Offerings

The Higher and Adult Education (HIAD) Program has established two admissions applications deadlines each year—April 1 and November 1. For application or program-related inquiries, please contact us by phone at 901-678-2369 or by email at HIAD@memphis.edu. Admissions requirements are set forth by the Office of Graduate Admissions and the Graduate Bulletin.