Admissions at a Glance

Entrance Semesters
Fall, spring, summer.
Application Deadlines
Fall priority admissions, February 1; applications on a rolling basis until August 1.
Spring priority admissions, November 1; applications on a rolling basis until December 1.
Summer admission: May 1

Merit Award consideration: February 1 (Fall admission) and November 1 (Spring admission)
Additional Requirements
Statement of Purpose
Transcripts
2 Letters of Recommendation
Resume
**GRE is not required

Application
Online Application

See more at Graduate Admissions

ITEP is currently recruiting students for Spring 2017 and Fall 2018 admission. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Students interested in learning about ITEP are invited to attend the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies Open Houses offered once each fall and spring semester. To learn more, email casgrad@american.edu.

We are also happy to schedule personal visits for any individuals interested in learning more but unable to attend an open house. To plan your visit, email itep@american.edu.

International Training and Education (MA)

Offered by the School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting university requirements for graduate study, preference is given to applicants who have a minimum of six months intercultural and/or international experience as either a student or professional. Applicants are also required to submit two letters of recommendation from persons able to evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate study in international training and education and their intercultural experience. All students whose first language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours of approved graduate work, including 18 credit hours of core courses, 6 credit hours of research methodology, and 12 credit hours in an area of concentration
    • Students with a minimum of one year international volunteer work experience in development and training organizations such as the Peace Corps, JET, etc., can earn up to 6 credit hours toward their degree
  • Capstone experience: EDU-685 Proseminar in International Education (3)

Course Requirements

Core (15 credit hours)

Capstone (3 credit hours)

Social Science Research Methodology (6 credit hours)

Area of Concentration (12 credit hours)

Complete 12 credit hours in one of the following areas, or in an individually-designed program in consultation with an advisor:

International Development Education

International Education Exchange

Global Education

Global Health