The Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University is a dynamic community of scholars comprised of nationally and internationally recognized faculty members and dedicated master and doctoral students. In conjunction with the affiliated Center for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE), HALE scholars work to address real-world problems in postsecondary education.
The HALE program is consistently ranked among the top higher education graduate programs in the United States, and provides students educational opportunities and mentorship from one of the largest and most well-known groups of postsecondary education scholars.
HALE offers master’s and doctoral degrees to students pursuing a variety of career paths and research interests throughout postsecondary education, including community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, research consortia, educational policy agencies, and adult learning agencies.
Three graduate degree programs
Points of distinction
Michigan State University is ranked #2 in the nation for higher education administration (U.S. News & World Report).
FOCUS ON GLOBAL POLICY
The Center for Higher and Adult Education provides opportunities to explore higher education policy in the U.S. and around the world.
HALE at MSU faculty have been named pillars of the profession, lead associations in the field and participate in long-standing international partnerships.