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Today's businesses and organizations require professionals in adult education who can easily adapt to a moving, shifting landscape. Graduates of the Master of Education in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development (LLOD) program, offered through the University of Georgia College of Education, use their deep knowledge and skills to lead learning and change to help individuals, teams, and organizations maximize their potential across multiple disciplines.
What makes our program unique is the curriculum that gives you, as a student, depth of knowledge in your chosen discipline as well as a deeper understanding of the systems within your organization. At the same time, you will receive training that crosses boundaries in broad areas such as interpersonal and organizational skills, teamwork, communication and critical thinking for an overall mastery of adult education.
Our unique LLOD Guiding Framework emphasizes the theory and practice needed to strategically and holistically develop healthy sustainable organizations. Our graduates do this though mastrey of multiple areas, including:
- Adult learning
- Change management
- Group problem solving
- Talent management
- Team development
- Customized training
UGA's online M.Ed. in LLOD program is #4 in the nation according to BestColleges.com's 2017 ranking of online Master’s in Adult Education programs.
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia.
- Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones and printer may be required.
- High Speed Internet Access.
Tuition & Fees
|Online Tuition||$629 per credit hour||33 credit hours||$20,757 USD|
|Student Fees||$597 per semester||6 semesters||$3,582 USD|
|Total Program Cost||$24,339 USD|
Tuition and fees are subject to change. Tuition is the same regardless of residency. Current tuition and fees are available on the Bursar's Office website. If you register for less than 5 credit hours, student fees are reduced to $372 in that semester.
Online students pay the following fees: Connect UGA, Green, Special Institutional, and Technology. See UGA Tuition and Fees for the complete schedule of fees.
Additional costs may include textbooks and course materials.
Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.
Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
Credit and Transfer
Total Hours Required to Earn Degree: 33 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: 6
With proper approval, six semester hours of graduate credit may be transferred onto the student's program of study. A request for transfer of credit cannot be made until a student has been admitted at UGA as a prospective candidate for a degree. The transfer credit must be included on the program of study.
Courses to be transferred onto a graduate student transcript must meet the following requirements: taken at an accredited institution, falls within the 6 year course time limit, received a grade of B or better, and not used to fulfill requirements for another degree.
Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Persons holding a bachelor's degree from any institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate School.
- Application – Submit the Graduate School application online. Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
- Test Scores – Send recent official entrance test scores (less than five years old) to the graduate school. UGA institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813
- GRE, MAT, or GMAT
- International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
- Statement of Intent – Send to the department graduate coordinator. A statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate their intent to enroll in the online program in their statement.
- Letters of Recommendation – Submit three letters of recommendation online to the graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.
- Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department graduate coordinator.
- Official Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
- Fall: June 1
- Fall: April 15
Registration deadlines vary per semester. The UGA Office of the Registrar website provides up-to-date information on registration dates.
LLOD Program Structure
Geared towards mid-career professionals (with at least 3-5 years of experience) who want to further studies and expand their career opportunities, our highly ranked two-year program offers flexible options for working professionals. Our supportive world-renowned faculty use innovative, experiential teaching methods that allow you to directly apply what is learned in practice. Additionally, the learning community that is purposefully crafted allows you to network with peers and engage in compelling instruction that brings concepts to life. Through coursework, a real-world based project, and interactions with faculty and other students, this program develops professionals who conduct-evidence based practice to address pressing challenges by applying theory and practice of learning and change.
No campus visits are required. All coursework and assignments are conducted online. When students follow the required sequence, the program can be completed in two years.
You'll build skills and knowledge in coursework across four core areas:
- Framing of LLOD (1 course)
- Personal mastery and research/evidence-based practice (2 courses)
- Adult learning (1 course)
- Theory and practice of organization development and change (2 courses)
- Design and development of interventions to develop people and organizations (5 courses from options based on your experience and goals)
In addition to 33 credits of coursework, participants must complete:
- An applied project
- A portfolio
- A final oral exam
- Apply what you learn by completing a hands-on, real-world project, on your own or in a group.
- Build your professional network through our cohort-learning model, which many alumni say leads to valuable, lifelong connections.
- Study alongside other dedicated mid-career professionals from business and industry, nonprofits, government agencies, and education.