M.S.Ed in International and Comparative Education – Educational Leadership Track

International and Comparative Education

M.S.Ed. in International and Comparative Education – Educational Leadership Track

Understand the economic, social, political, and cultural developments that shape education practice in the United States and around the world. In this 36-credit hour program, you’ll be introduced to core concepts in comparative education, obtain a social scientific perspective on education policy, sharpen your knowledge of particular education issues or domains, and develop the ability to conduct basic research and/or problem-solving in various educational contexts.

You can also take advantage of the opportunity to do independent research in the United States or abroad as part of your optional master’s thesis.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Mar 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admission Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores are required only if applicant does not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

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  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    IN Resident$450.93

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
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This master's degree program is available at Bloomington. Many of the courses in this specialization provide students with the opportunity to inquire into the relationship of education to the economic, social, political, and cultural developments that shape national and regional systems of schooling. The educational leadership track provides coursework relevant to educational leadership in the international context.

In addition, students may receive credit for relevant international travel and study as well as research and practicum experiences within the state and nation through a series of activities and projects with United States educational organizations and foreign governments. The degree requires 36 hours of coursework.

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