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The HALE MA program is a combination of experiences designed by the student in conjunction with a faculty advisor. It includes 2 required core courses, as well as elective courses that may include independent study and field experience.

Curricular Structure:

The HALE M.A. program is available only under Plan B (without thesis) and requires successful completion of 30 credit hours as follows, in addition to a final project:

  1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):                                                                 
    EAD 840 Inquiry in Postsecondary Education 3
    EAD 868 Proseminar in Adult and Higher Education 3
  2. Three of the following courses (9 credits):                                                               
    EAD 801 Leadership and Organization Development 3
    EAD 805 Administration in Higher Education 3
    EAD 860 Concept of a Learning Society 3
    EAD 861 Adult Learning 3
    EAD 866 Teaching in Postsecondary Education 3
    EAD 870 Foundations of Postsecondary Education 3
    EAD 876 Budgeting and Finance in Higher Education 3
    EAD 877 Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts 3

  3. 15 additional credits of which 9 credits must be in Educational Administration (EAD) courses within the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program. Other graduate level courses may be taken with approval from your advisor. 

MA Final Project/Graduation Requirement:
Final Projects are reviewed by the HALE MA Review committee (P/F grading). The committee consists of the student’s advisor and two other faculty members. If the Review Committee judges the student’s work to be unacceptable, in order to graduate the student must re-submit a revised project by the first day of Finals Week.

Submission Requirements

Complete projects are due:

  • Spring and Summer Semester Graduates: Last Monday in March
  • Fall Semester Graduates: Last Monday in October



Please note, the HALE MA program does not meet any licensure or professional certification requirements.