Students may transfer up to nine (9) semester credits of graduate work (with approval from your HALE advisor) from other accredited institutions, including graduate courses through MSU Lifelong Education. Only courses in which at least a 3.0 grade or its equivalent was received will be considered for transfer. A Credit Evaluation form must be completed, signed by the advisor, and submitted to the unit administrator along with an official transcript.
How long does it take to complete the HALE M.A. program?
The time limit for the completion for the HALE M.A. degree is five (5) calendar years from the date of enrollment in the first course. Full-time students typically graduate in two (2) years. Part-time students typically graduate in three (3) years.
When will I be assigned an advisor?
You will receive an advisor at the time of admission.
Are there funding opportunities for HALE M.A. students?
HALE M.A. students generally do not hold graduate assistantships, as they are mostly full-time employees completing their degree part-time. However, HALE M.A. students may apply for graduate assistant positions in other units, although currently there is no centralized process for HALE M.A. students to apply for graduate assistantships.
Q. What is a "Conviction Disclosure Form" and do I need to submit one?
If on the Graduate Application you checked "Yes" to the question: "Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense (including in juvenile court) other than a minor traffic violation, or are there criminal charges pending against you at this time?"
The College of Education, in an effort to protect your privacy, requires that you submit a College of Education "Conviction Disclosure Form" to our Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Susan Dalebout, versus uploading the form to the Graduate Application Portal. The form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Dr. Susan Dalebout
College of Education Student Affairs Office
620 Farm Lane
Room 134 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
It is helpful if you include the name of the program for which you applied. The form must arrive and be reviewed before you can be recommended for admission to Michigan State University.
How do I set up a MSU Mail account?
Go to netid.msu.edu to set up your MSU NetID and email account. Additional MSU technology resources are available at tech.msu.edu.
How do I enroll for classes?
You must have your MSU NetID and password or your PID and PAN to enroll. Students cannot access the enrollment system until their assigned appointment time. All holds must be cleared before enrolling. For more information, read about Enrollment Information.
How do I drop a course?
You can drop any course on the enrollment system through the middle of the term of instruction. To drop a course after the middle of the term, you must follow the regulations in the General Procedures and Regulations section of Academic Programs. If you wish to drop a course but have a hold, call the Registrar's Office at (517) 355-3300 for assistance.
Where can I get my grades, class schedule, billing information, and account detail?