M.S.Ed in International and Comparative Education (Online)

International and Comparative Education

M.S.Ed. in International and Comparative Education (Online)

This online master's program is designed to develop budding scholars’ and practitioners’ abilities to research and understand the relationship between education and the economic, social, political, and cultural developments that shape national and regional systems of schooling. Issues of access, opportunity, and equity provide a common focus in the program.

Professionals can take this degree to broaden their intellectual outlook and develop important analytic and research skills. Other students can take this degree as a first step toward a Ph.D. program. Depending on course availability, the concentration requirement provides the ability to specialize in practical areas like higher education administration or educational leadership; or in thematic areas like literacy and language education, development studies, or public policy.

In addition, students may receive credit for relevant international travel and study as well as research and practicum experiences tailored to students’ individual circumstances and learning needs. The degree requires 30 hours of coursework.

  • 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.
  • Admissions 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.

    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:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores only required from applicants without an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution
      • Resume
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are 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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Our Faculty

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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Educational Policy, Educational Measurement
Email:
drutkows@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8384
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Associate Professor

Email:
msutton@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8368

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