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Pillar of the Profession
Professor Matt Wawrzynski honored for career in student affairs.
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Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education

The Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University is a dynamic community of scholars comprised of nationally and internationally recognized faculty members and dedicated master and doctoral students. In conjunction with the affiliated Center for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE), HALE scholars work to address real-world problems in postsecondary education.

National Recognition

The HALE program is consistently ranked among the top higher education graduate programs in the United States, and provides students educational opportunities and mentorship from one of the largest and most well-known groups of postsecondary education scholars.

Building Careers

HALE offers master’s and doctoral degrees to students pursuing a variety of career paths and research interests throughout postsecondary education, including community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, research consortia, educational policy agencies, and adult learning agencies.

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Three Graduate Degree Programs


Points of Distinction


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National Reputation


Michigan State University is ranked #3 in the nation for higher education administration (U.S. News & World Report).

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Leading scholars


HALE at MSU faculty have been named pillars of the profession, lead associations in the field and participate in long-standing international partnerships.

HALE Faculty Members

Learn to Teach Adult Students

Enhance your understanding of education for adult learners with the nine-credit Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Postsecondary Education. Upon completion, partipants will hold knowledge, skills and tools for helping adults learn in postsecondary instutions, organizations and beyond.

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Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education
Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane Rm 423
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Tel.: (517) 353-5187
Fax: (517) 884-1392
Email: haleadm@msu.edu