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Meet Our Students

As you look at the profile of our students, you may see someone that you recognize.

  • Our students are predominantly working adults who are 30 and older.
  • Most of our students do not enter this degree program immediately after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. 
  • Most of our students are employed and pay for tuition with personal resources and/or financial aid.
  • They generally seek this degree to improve their professional skills, seek a promotion, or pursue a career change.
  • They are employed in a variety of occupations in a variety of settings: nonprofit organizations, health, government agencies, community colleges, universities, K-12 school administration, military, entrepreneurial ventures, etc.
  • Many students like this degree because they can apply their expertise in a multitude of job positions or settings, rather than specializing in one.
  • Our students enjoy working in teams and are always seeking alternatives to the competitive, productive, and/or profitable.

Learn more about career opportunities for the adult and community education master's degree.

Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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