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Program Planning

Program Structure and Requirements

With the assistance of an advisor, HALE MA students plan a program of study to meet their educational and professional goals

The HALE MA program requires successful completion of 30 credit hours as follows, in addition to college and university requirements.

Curricular Structure

  • Core Courses (6 credit hours)

EAD 840 - Inquiry in Postsecondary Education

EAD 868 - Higher, Adult and Lifelong Learning Education Pro-Seminar

  • Major courses (9 credit hours)

EAD 801 - Leadership and Organizational Development
EAD 805 - Administration and Organization
EAD 860 - Concept of a Learning Society
EAD 861 - Adult Learning
EAD 870 - Foundations of Postsecondary Education
EAD 866 - Teaching in Postsecondary Education
EAD 876 - Budgeting and Finance
EAD 877 - Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Education

  • Electives (15 credits of supplemental/related courses with at least 9 additional credits from EAD courses): Three elective courses must be thematically connected to the student's area of interest.
  • Final Project/Graduation Requirement

Final Projects will be reviewed by the HALE MA Review committee (P/F grading). The committee will consist of the student’s advisor with two other faculty members. If the Review Committee judges the student’s work to be unacceptable, the student must re-submit a revised project by the first day of Finals Week to graduate.

Submission Requirements

Complete projects are due:
  • Spring and Summer Semester Graduates: Last Monday in March
  • Fall Semester Graduates: Last Monday in October

Final Project Directions

Portfolio Directions (option available for students admitted prior to Fall 2011)