Become an effective policy advocate and skilled program administrator through a carefully designed combination of faculty instruction, individual practice, analysis, and experience. Our low-residency format allows you to complete most of your coursework online so you can stay in your job and community.

Through an experiential learning model, you’ll develop expertise in advising, exchange management, community education, and nonprofit and volunteer program management. You’ll examine the historical, theoretical, and social foundations of the international education field; design a variety of educational programs; and develop and conduct field-based research projects.

This program also gives you an opportunity to explore interests and develop skills related to advising, exchange management, nonformal and community education, volunteer program management, language teaching administration, conflict transformation, international education development, and social justice education.

By the end of the program, you’ll be prepared to run a program anywhere from a traditional school to a nonprofit organization to a refugee camp or homeless shelter, in the US or abroad.

There’s no better time than now.

Today, international exchange and intercultural understanding are more important than ever. International educators are responding to the increasing effects of globalization by equalizing educational opportunities and experiences for diverse populations, fostering deeper and more nuanced understanding of social justice issues, promoting intercultural understanding and interaction, and internationalizing programs and institutions.

Whether you’re fostering international understanding through citizen exchange and socially responsible educational travel at a nonprofit or for-profit organization, conducting needs assessment, monitoring and evaluating educational programs, coordinating mobility programs abroad, helping international students get acclimated to their new community, or advising a university as part of a government team, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of students and in communities, at home and abroad.

Degree Components

On-campus coursework, two sessions in June (1–2 weeks each session)

  • Year one: First two weeks in June
  • Year two: Second week in June

Online coursework and reflective practice (the remainder of the year)

  • 10 to 15 hours of online coursework per week, plus reflective practice related to your professional experience

Capstone paper and presentation

  • Final paper and presentation on campus