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

International and Comparative Education

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

This asynchronous 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.

  • Admission Requirements

    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)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    ResidencyTuitionDE FeeTotal
    Indiana Resident$490.60$39.00$529.60

    Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding

    Below is a list of potential resources for graduate students. Note: graduate assistantships are generally intended for students studying and working on the Bloomington campus.

    • 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.

Our faculty

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Research Areas:
Sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, language revitalization, and translingual literacies
(812) 856-8232
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Professor, International and Comparative Education Program Chair

Research Areas:
Global-local forces on cultural constructions of democracy, citizen identities of children and youth, formal citizenship education
(812) 856-8399
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Professor; Director, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP)

Research Areas:
Education policy; school choice; access and equity; research utilization
(812) 856-8389
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Research Areas:
Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Evaluation
(812) 856-8384

Contact Us

Patricia Kubow
ED 3210
(812) 855-0172