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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 consistently ranked among the top higher education graduate programs in the United States. MSU has one of the largest groups of full-time faculty members focused on higher education, with more than a dozen nationally and internationally recognized scholars.

Building Careers

HALE offers master’s and doctoral degrees to students seeking to build careers in community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, postsecondary research consortia, and adult learning agencies. Many students already work in such institutions and attend graduate study part-time. Full-time doctoral students are supported through assistantships.

Preparing Future Faculty and Researchers

HALE offers master’s and doctoral degrees to students seeking to build careers in community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, postsecondary research consortia, and adult learning agencies. Many students already work in such institutions and attend graduate study part-time.

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Three Graduate Degree Programs


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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