Earning a Master’s in HALE
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.
AMONG THE BEST
The fully online program fits into your schedule, regardless of your location.
APPLY ON YOUR SCHEDULE
Our two application cycles mean you can apply at your convenience.
AVERAGE STUDENT AGE
OF OUR STUDENTS ENROLL IN 3 CREDITS PER SEMESTER
OF OUR STUDENTS WORK FULL-TIME
Among the best
Michigan State University is tied for fifth in the nation for the best online master’s programs in education, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The Master of Arts in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education is one of the online programs in the college being recognized for their commitment to quality, accessible and innovative online education. Learn more about the 2019 rankings and learning opportunities for students.
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.