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

Curricular Structure:

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

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.


MA Degree Completion Requirements

University policy specifies that at least 20 of the 30 semester hours of coursework required for the master's degree be taken after admission to the master's degree program. Therefore, a maximum of 9 semester hours of coursework taken under Lifelong Education status at Michigan State University or transferred from an another University may be credited toward the master's degree with approval of one's academic advisor of the college. The program must be completed within five calendar years. For the hybrid program, there is a residency requirement: at least six semester credits must be earned on the MSU campus. The online program has no residency requirement.