Master's Global Higher Education program



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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
School of Education
253 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-3106
Fax: 608/265-3135

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The pleasure of becoming an educated person is the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought— that is to be educated. —Edith Hamilton

What we do?

  • Offer the unique opportunity to study higher education administration and leadership from both an American and international perspective.
  • Prepare future leaders and ​researchers, practitioners and scholars in higher education in a ​cross-cultural, transnational context.
  • Train ​professionals for careers in international higher education (study abroad advising, international student services, and international admissions, etc.)
  • Prepare individuals with the capacities for critical thinking, problem-solving, data-driven decision making, and communication skills that will enable them to engage with internationalization of higher education.

Program at a Glance

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Delivery: Face-to-face only (no online courses)
  • Length of study: 3 semesters minimum (12-16 months)
  • Course requirement: 30 credits at the graduate level
  • Program starts in Fall Semester each year
  • Tuition: $6,004.80 per semester for resident (in-state) students; $12,668.24 per semester for non-resident and international students (based on 8 or more credits in Fall semester 2018). For most ​recent ​tuition rate, please check out University Tuition and Fees.

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