How can I get more information?

For more information on the MAIEM program, contact Devin Lueddeke, Director of Recruiting, at dlueddek@miis.edu or Dr. Katherine Punteney, Program Chair, at kpunteney@miis.edu. We are happy to answer any questions that you have.

How many credits would I take each semester? What is the annual schedule?

Fall Entry (Late August): Students who enter the MA in International Education Management program in the fall can expect to take 16 credits in the fall semester, 4 credits in the January term, and 16 credits in the spring semester. This is a rigorous courseload that prepares students for the International Education Management Practicum. Students will begin the 6-credit practicum in early, mid, or late summer depending on the needs of their host organization. Students are expected to complete the practicum and graduate in December.

Do you offer spring admission?

Yes, prospective students may apply to begin the MA in International Education Management program in either fall (August) or spring (January).

Will you accept applications after the deadline?

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the application deadlines for priority consideration. We will continue to review applications for the MA in International Education Management program after the deadlines, as long as space is available. It is anticipated that scholarships/financial aid will continue to be available for late applicants.

Is Practicum mandatory for the program completion?

Students with extended professional experience in the international education field will have the option, with approval of the program coordinator, to complete a thesis project in lieu of practicum.

What does the term "international education" entail?

A wide variety of MA degrees offered in the U.S. use the term “International Education” or “Comparative and International Education.” These programs typically focus on the social, political, historical, cultural, and economic forces that shape delivery of formal education around the world. We use the term International Education in another context – that is the field of international exchange.

Is a master's degree required in the field of international education?

Analysis of the international education field shows increasing professionalization of the field, and the rapidly growing requirement for entry-level professional positions to require master’s degrees.