The Master of Arts in International Higher Education program at this first-tier research university outlines the major trends and issues affecting this fast-growing field and provides the skills to understand and analyze policy, practice, and theory.
Are you hoping to build a career in international higher education at a university, association, or policymaking organization? If so, consider Boston College’s 10-course Master of Arts in International Higher Education.
Designed to provide you with a deep understanding of and a scholarly perspective on global higher education, this master’s program examines challenges and opportunities in different geographic regions, and explores such cross-cutting topics as leadership and management, economics and finance, and teaching learning, and student affairs in the field--from global and regional standpoints. The program is directed by Hans de Wit, a recognized authority on global higher education and director of Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), and coordinated by Laura E. Rumbley, associate director of CIHE. Contributions from faculty and guest lecturers from around the world add authentic international dimension to the topics at hand. This engagement is facilitated by online and onsite coursework options, which also allow students to explore worldwide field placement opportunities.
As a result of successful completion of the MA in International Higher Education, students should:
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This program consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 credits.
Full time students will typically complete the program in 1 year.
Part time students can take 2 years to complete the program.
Students can begin the program in the Spring or Fall semester
Global and Comparative Systems of Higher Education
Colleges and universities are part of an international system of post-secondary education. This course offers a perspective on the organization and structure of higher education worldwide, as well as an analysis of central issues affecting academe internationally. Examples from other countries are related to the American context.
Internationalization of Higher Education
Higher education around the world today is increasingly affected by the forces of internationalization. Professionals working in postsecondary education in the United States and elsewhere must have a clear understanding of the range of opportunities and challenges presented by the evolution of this phenomenon.
Higher Education in American Society
An introduction to higher education in America, this course focuses on the complex relationships between colleges and universities, and the political and social systems of society.
Field Experience in International Higher Education
This course—which may be completed fully online or in a hybrid fashion—provides a framework for a “real world” experience for students interested in international higher education, in combination with an in-depth research project.
|ELHE 7460||Interpretation and Evaluation of Research||3|
|ERME 7808||Capstone Seminar||1|
|ELHE 7801||Global Perspectives on Higher Education in Asia and Latin America||3|
|ELHE 7802||Global Perspectives on Higher Education in Africa and Europe||3|
|ELHE 7803||Global Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||3|
|ELHE 7804||Global Perspectives on Higher Education Leadership and Management||3|
|ELHE 7805||Global Perspectives on Student Affairs in Higher Education||3|
|ELHE 7806||Global Perspectives on Higher Education Economics and Finance||3|
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In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications, and any intercultural/international experience.
In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form
Two letters of recommendation are required with at least one required from an academic source. Applicants may submit one additional recommendation of their choice.
Undergraduate transcripts are required as part of the application process and graduate transcripts are accepted, but not required. Please note the following:
Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:
Boston College, Lynch School of Education
Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
This program does not require the GRE or any other standardized test. If you wish to submit a score report, the Lynch School code is 3218.