About the Adult Degree Completion Program

NOTE: The Management & Organizational Development program is no longer offered at the Lancaster site.

Read the ADCP FAQ or the ADCP Glossary

Eastern Mennonite University recognizes that the traditional college format does not always accommodate the educational needs or lifestyles of adults. In response, the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP) provides the flexibility designed to fit the lives of people with who are busy with professional, family, and other commitments.

The Adult Degree Completion Program at EMU is distinct from other degree-completion programs because students enroll as a “cohort” and participate in the series of courses as a group. (Read the ADCP FAQ for more information.) Learning with other motivated adults allows for classes characterized by dedicated scholarship. The accelerated program accommodates a mature, interactive learning style. Principles of honesty, fairness and ethics shape classroom discussions.

EMU’s cross-cultural requirement marks the ADCP with the promotion of cross-cultural understanding and global awareness through experience. Students in the Adult Degree Completion Program participate in a two-day cross-cultural experience

In EMU’s Adult Degree Completion Program, you will:

  • Make close friends
  • Broaden your perspectives
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Appreciate the learning and work preferences of other people
  • Contribute to your workplace through your evidence-based practice project
  • Improve your written and oral communication skills through writing assignments and class presentations

The Adult Degree Completion Program features:

  • Faculty who gives you individual attention
  • Offers academic credit for your life experiences and skills
  • Course content focused on practical application to nursing
  • Classes held one night or morning each week for about 18 months.

The portfolio component allows you to earn credit for life-learning by writing papers and documenting professional training (continuing education) that specifies what you have learned. The papers and documentation collected in the portfolio alongside your resume, transcripts, diplomas and any achievement certificates demonstrate accomplishments and shows how learning in your personal and professional life transfers to the academic arena.

The evidence-based practice project addresses a problem you have noticed as you practice nursing. Once you have read and analyzed the research, you develop possible solutions to the problem. This benefits you as well as all those patients and staff with whom you work.

Contact ADCP offices in Harrisonburg, Va., or Lancaster, Pa.