Adult Education and Training Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Adult Education and Training Specialization

How to Apply

We encourage you to contact one of the AET program faculty to discuss your educational goals and ensure the program is a fit for you. If you have questions, the faculty are happy to get to know you, explore your professional background, and identify your educational goals. This also allows advisors to give you the most up-to-date program information. Apply now or contact an AET faculty member to find out if this specialization is right for you.

Application Deadlines

Fall semester July 15
Spring semester October 15
Summer semester March 15

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution or a CSU-recognized international institution is required.
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA

    Applicants whose GPA is below 3.00 are still encouraged to apply. You may be required to demonstrate your potential for academic success by providing additional evidence. Please contact an AET faculty member to discuss your options.

  • GRE scores are not required.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission to the degree specialization. Admission is based on a number of factors, including prior academic and professional experience, your personal statement, and fit with the program.

2 Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online.

  • Statement of purpose
    The Statement of Purpose serves as an academic writing sample for the faculty to determine your readiness for graduate level writing, learn more about you, and ascertain how your goals align with the AET program. Please address all of the following in your statement:
    • Reasons for seeking the AET specialization.
    • What you bring to our community of learners.
    • A summary of your long-term professional, educational, or personal goals and how the program will meet your goals.
    • Your expectations for the program.
    • The factors that led you to consider CSU and the School of Education.
  • Resume or vita
    • Include job duties and dates of all professional employment.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Three professional recommendations are required. References should share how they know you and why they believe you will succeed in graduate studies, specifically the AET specialization. You will provide information about your recommenders in the online application. CSU will contact them with instructions and a link to a secure form they will submit on your behalf.

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Education and Human Resource Studies/Adult Education and Training (M.Ed.) - Distance" for the program of study

4Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from every institution attended, whether or not you received a degree from those institutions. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Official transcripts can either be mailed in or sent as e-transcripts.

Send e-transcripts to:

Send paper copies to:
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Selection Timeline
Applications are reviewed monthly on a rolling basis. Faculty review of applications takes approximately 4-6 weeks.

Information for International Students

Official transcript translation

Ensure official copies include a certified translation into English (only one set of transcripts is required).

Official test scores

Colorado State University requires that proficiency in English language be demonstrated either by the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE academic tests prior to admission. Please submit one of the official scores from the list below. Tests must be taken within two years prior to admission and submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075).

  • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), or 80 (internet-based).
  • The minimum IELTS score for admission without condition is 6.5.
  • The minimum PTE Academic score for admission without condition is 58.

All applicants who are citizens of countries in which English is not the official language, and who do not have an undergraduate degree from the U.S. must submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores.

CSU INTO Students

Completion of INTO courses does not guarantee admission to the Adult Education and Training specialization. The faculty will make a recommendation for admission upon review of a completed application. If the faculty decide to recommend an applicant for admission, the following requirements must be met:

  • Take the TOEFL or IELTS or PTE to gain regular admission to the program
    Must have completed INTO courses through Level IV by the fall semester
  • Must apply for spring conditional admission and have approval from their country/sponsor that they will accept conditional admission and approval to take one elective course in the program, along with INTO Level V during the spring semester.
  • Pass INTO Level V and earn a 3.00 or above, and recommendation from the AET instructor to continue with the specialization core coursework in the following fall semester.
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