Master's Degree in Global Higher Education



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Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
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Remember that our nation’s first great leaders were also our first great scholars. —John F. Kennedy

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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