Master's Degree in Global Higher Education



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A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions. —Anonymous
The Global Higher Education (GHE) Master’s Degree Program focuses on training new generations of professionals and scholars in the field of international higher education.

The ProgramGHE 2013 Cohort

  • Offers the unique opportunity to study higher education administration and leadership from both an American and international perspective.
  • Prepares future leaders and ​researchers, practitioners and scholars in higher education in a ​transcultural, transnational context.
  • Trains ​professionals for careers in international higher education (study abroad advising, international student services, and international admissions, etc.)
  • Prepares 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, and to strive for social justice in a global context.

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.

Unique Strengths of the Program

  • Connect education with careers
  • Embedded internship to gain ​work experiences
  • Integrated Professional Development and leadership skill training
  • Intensive Advising and career coaching throughout the program.
  • A family-like collaborative learning community
  • Student-centered and individual attention throughout the program

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