Master’s in International Education Online
MS in Global and International Education
Today's leaders need the skills and practical knowledge to work within the context of global economic, political, cultural, and community influences on education. Drexel University's accredited online Master's in Global and International Education prepares you to work effectively with the complex global challenges, trends, and issues influencing education and learning in diverse parts of the world, including the United States.
Graduates of the MS in Global and International Education program pursue careers in international and cross-cultural exchange, higher education, education abroad, law firms, international education associations, accreditation agencies, local community international outreach centers, the US government, international development or human service agencies, and non-governmental agencies.
These concentrations have been specifically developed to address new trends and developments in the field. Choose from one of five areas or create your own:
- Education Policy — Acquire the tools to analyze, craft, and implement educational policy effectively.
- E-Learning Leadership — Develop professional aptitude in distance learning, a rapidly expanding field that brings educational access to remote and impoverished communities.
- Higher Education — Master working in and with institutions of higher education as the field becomes increasingly globalized through foreign exchanges, international students, and technological advances.
- Learning Technologies — Explore new learning technologies and trends, applying them toward solving problems in the ever-evolving technical landscape of education.
- Peace Education — Learn to understand and counter the roots of cultural violence through education, utilizing a combination of interdisciplinary and multicultural theories.
- Customized — Work with your advisor to create a path that meets your individual career objectives.
Upon graduation, you will be able to:
- Recognize the various dimensions of educational interventions
- Develop, analyze and implement new educational policies in a variety of multi-cultural settings, both public and private
- Provide critique on international, comparative, and educational research
- Lead organizations in addressing the dramatic change in society and culture due to globalization and how these influence education
- Higher Education and Global & International Education Programs
- Pivotal Pedagogy: Higher Education Teaching and Instructional Design in the New Normal
Global Classroom Participation
Gain a cross-cultural academic experience without ever leaving your home. Global classroom courses utilize interactive technology to allow you to work on collaborative projects with students at foreign universities such as The University of Montevideo Uruguay.
Global Education Colloquium
The MS in Global and International Education program hosts the Global Education Colloquium throughout the year, featuring distinguished speakers and lively discussion. The topics presented are the result of research spanning the full range of learning, teaching and training topics including international studies, higher education, peace education, social justice, inequality, politics of knowledge, policy, leadership and organizational change.
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
|EDHE 680||Foundations of Evaluation||3.0|
|EDGI 500||Introduction to Global, International & Comparative Education||3.0|
|EDGI 504||History and Theory of Comparative Education||3.0|
|EDGI 510||Culture, Society & Education in Comparative Perspective||3.0|
|EDGI 512||Globalization and Educational Change||3.0|
|EDGI 520||Political Economy of Education Reform||3.0|
|Primary Concentration Courses|
|EDGI 506||Comparative Higher Education Systems||3.0|
|EDGI 514||Education and National Development||3.0|
|EDGI 518||Analysis of Policy Issues in Global & International Education||3.0|
|EDU 780||Capstone Research||3.0|
|Select one of the following capstone tracks:||6.0-7.5|
|EDUL 780||Lesson Study Capstone Course I|
|EDUL 781||Lesson Study Capstone Course II|
|EDUT 780||Thesis Capstone Course I|
|EDUT 781||Thesis Capstone Course II|
|EDUP 780||Practitioner Capstone Course I|
|EDUP 781||Practitioner Capstone Course II|
|Select one Secondary Concentration:||9.0|
Select 3 of the following courses
|Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications|
|The Shaping of American Education Policy: Global Forces, Interest Groups, and Politics|
|Ethics in Educational Policy Making|
|Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making|
Select 3 of the following courses:
|The Purpose and Business of E-Learning|
|Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning|
|Learning Technologies & Disabilities|
|Design & Delivery of E-Learning I|
|Design & Delivery of E-Learning II|
Select 3 of the following courses:
|Foundations of Higher Education|
|Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education|
|Student Development & Customer Service Management|
|Higher Education Law|
Select 3 of the following courses
|Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience|
|Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology|
|Technologies for Performance Support|
|New Media Literacies|
|International Organizations in International Education|
|Conflict Resolution in an International Context|
You may select 9.0 credits of elective courses from within the School of Education or (with School of Education approval) from another Drexel University program, such as international business administration, foreign languages, women's and gender studies, or science/technology/society.
|Study Abroad Experience|
|International Ecotourism & Education|
*To complete the Drexel Educational Policy Certificate, complete 2 additional 3-credit courses: EDPO 628 and EDPO 640.
**As an alternative secondary concentration, you may create a customized area of study from other Drexel University departments/programs such as International Business Administration, Women's Studies, or Science/Technology/Society.
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
- Provisional admission may be granted with a GPA between 2.80 to 2.99
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Two professional letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically:
- How the program relates to your previous educational and professional activities
- If changing course, why you're moving in this new direction with your educational goals
- How the program relates to your current line of work
- How you plan to apply the program to your future goals
- Additional requirements for International Students
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.
The tuition rate for the academic year 2020-2021 is $1007 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1342 per credit)
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
Drexel's Global and International Education program goes beyond the traditional “bricks and mortar” of a college campus. The degree provides students with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers within and outside of academia. Depending upon your concentration(s,) there are numerous career opportunities:
- International Organizations: World Bank, Inter- Monetary Fund-IMF, Inter-American Development Bank-IADB, United States Agency for International Development-USAID, United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization-UNESCO, International Association of Universities-Affiliate of UNESCO, Institute of International Education-IIE, Council for International Educational Exchange-CIEE, Association of International Education Administrators-AIEA
- Non-profit and for-profit Organizations/Corporations: Museums, informal education organizations, foreign language businesses
- Government Agencies' Educational and Training Divisions/Programs: U.S. Department of Education, State Departments of Education, National Center for Education Statistics-NCES, Federal TRIO Programs/Council for Opportunity in Education-COE
- Politics: Political consultant, lobbyist, advisor
Organizations where our current students and graduates work
|Administrative Concepts, Inc.
Al Tawheed Primary School
Blue Ocean Language Center
Columbus Council on World Affairs
Davis and Elkins College
DC Public Schools
Ecole Sainte Marie
|English Childrens Center
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Guy Carpenter & Company
Ilsan Daejin High School
Institute of International Education
Irish American University
|Johnson and Wales University
Kogei High School
Ministry of Presidential Affairs
Wall Street Institute
Job Titles of our current students and graduates
Bilingual Customer Service Rep
Business Development Representative
Client Service Generalist
Director of Academic Affairs
Director of International Programs
|Director of Student Activities
Director of Study Abroad
Fullbright Scholars Coordinator
International Programs Officer
International Student Advisor
LeBow International Recruitment
|Program Director- Center for Civic Engagement
Regional Program Director- Economic Education
Residential Life Coordinator
Senior English Foreign Teacher
World Cultures Catalyst Project Coordinator
Co-Op Topics our current students and graduates have studied
A Chance for All: Favela Children in Jundiai
Analyzing the Link Between Co‐Curricular Activities and International Student Retention and Satisfaction
An Action Research Study on FLES Implementation in the Wyomissing Area School District
An Assssment of Peace Education for War Affected Children in East Africa
An Examination of the Cultural Awareness Training at the President’s Scholarship Office
Creating a Continuum: A Fresh Look at Reporting & Grading & the Hiawatha Leadership Academy
Community College: Global Awareness through Study Abroad
Community Colleges' International Partnerships: American Association of Community Colleges' Global
CDPeace: Acting locally, Expanding Globally
Community Service and Global Citizenship with Semester at Sea
Developing a Model for the Implementation of a Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Project Within the Cultural Context of Africa
Developing Online Curricula for the National Hispanic Entrepreneurs Organization
Development of Social Studies Curriculum Reflecting Global Cultures and World History for K‐4 Students in Rwanda
Elementary Schools, Darfur & Advocacy: Do we expose our youth?
Emergency Preparedness Planning: Suggestions & Implementations for Social & Technological Disaster Recovery
Empower Through Education: A Model College Preparatory and Support Program for Students Who are Deaf in Developing Nations
Establishing Resource Manual and Training Program to Further the Professional Development of AEMC's in‐house Interpreters
Exploring Study Abroad Programs for non‐Traditional Graduate Students
Fast-forword Reading Progress Indicator As A Measure of Second Language Readiness
Global Communities: Assessment and Evaluation of Global Education Best Practice for the Development of a Secondary/Dual‐Credit Global Education Curriculum
Global Perspectives for High School: A College Preparatory Model for the Global Marketplace
Improving Education in Southern Sudan for Orphans Through the Implementation of a Best Practice Model
Improving English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in China
Incorporating Sustainability into Cross‐Cultural Courses at Eastern Mennonite University
Increasing Minority Participation in Study Abroad
In Pursuit of Peace: Implementing Peace Education in Palestine
Intercultural Education in a Korean High School
International Field Experience for Pre‐Service Teachers: Measure of Programs for Preparing Teachers to Globalize the Classroom
Internationalizing the Japanese Classroom Transforming Elementary Schools to Promote Global Learning
Language Literacy and Business Skills Training for Women in Guinea
Measuring Program Impact: A Model for Nonprofit Organizations Providing Global Education Youth Outreach
Merging a Culturally Diverse Campus through On‐ Campus Physical Activity
Partnerships for Peaceful Communities
Project Global Inform
Short‐term Study Abroad, Sports and Reflection
Study Abroad: A Focus on Reflection
The Importance of Study Abroad Experiences for Global Perspective in College Students
The Value of International Internships in Global Workforce Development
Using Learning Technologies to Teach Multiculturalism in Japanese Primary Schools
Viability and Efficacy of the Training of Trainers phase of Teacher Professional Development in Nepal: A Theory‐Driven Process Evaluation
2020-2021 Academic Year
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