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International Training and Education | Master's Program

International Training and Education (MA)

Offered by the School of Education, Teaching and Health, 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 must earn a satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 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. Applicants in foreign countries who are unable to take the GRE should contact the School of Education, Teaching and Health prior to applying for admission to make alternative arrangements. 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 15 credit hours of core courses, 3 credit hours of research methodology, and 18 credit hours in an area of concentration.
    • Students with extensive volunteer experience in development and training organizations such as the Peace Corps, VISTA, Americorp, etc., can earn up to 6 credit hours toward their degree.
  • Comprehensive examination requirement is satisfied by successful completion of EDU-685 Proseminar in International Education.

Course Requirements

Core (15 credit hours)

Social Science Research Methodology Requirement (3 credit hours)

Note: Another graduate research methods course may be substituted with approval of the SETH dean.

Area of Concentration (18 credit hours)

Complete 18 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