Becoming a HALE Master
The Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) master’s program at Michigan State University is a 30-credit hour online program that promotes professional development among those working in higher, adult, and lifelong education in a variety of local, national, and international settings, including colleges and universities, public and nonprofit agencies, as well as private industry.
You will gain knowledge and skills in areas such as higher education policy, curricular development, and budget and finance. Focused on higher, adult, and lifelong education, you will also learn how to serve students in contexts beyond the higher education sector. Key elements of the program include two core courses, eight electives, and a final project connecting theory to practice.
This program is 100% online and features courses that impart theoretical concepts and practical skills, directly applicable to your current and future work settings.
Committed to You
We are committed to your success as a student. We believe working professionals require a flexible education that develops knowledge, skills, and interests specific to them. Thus, the HALE M.A. program is an individualized experience. With support from your advisor, you will choose electives to deepen your knowledge in various topics that build upon your professional interests and goals.
The HALE M.A. program has helped in considerable ways. The work of Freire, hooks, Leonardo, and countless others challenged my basic assumptions about my role within this arena, and [have] led to personal insight about my ability to contribute toward a more just and equitable society. The most impactful moments that I experienced throughout this program were those where I married basic theory influencing higher education with my own practical experiences.