Global and International Education
Major: Global and International Education
Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 13.1319
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-2062
About the Program
The MS in Global and International Education is designed to prepare students to be leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to work effectively within the complex economic, political, cultural, and social contexts that influence education and learning in diverse parts of the world. In addition to being aware of the global trends and issues of diverse approaches to education, students will develop the attitudes necessary to support learners and learning within and beyond mainstream educational systems.
As a result of pursuing this program, students will be able to:
- Develop, analyze and implement new educational policies in a variety of multi-cultural settings, both public and private
- Critique international, comparative, and educational research
- Help lead educational, development, and other organizations through application of their understanding of current educational trends, educational interventions, and global forces
- Understand the global and multi-level politics of education policy
- Understand theories and perspectives on the relationship between education, national development, and societal change, with emphasis on contexts outside the US
Graduates of this program will be qualified to pursue careers in, among other fields and occupations, higher education, ESL programs, education abroad programs, law firms, international education associations, accreditation agencies, local community international outreach centers, US government, international development or human service agencies, and various non-governmental agencies, as well as act as administrators, managers, and researchers in national and international organizations, foundations, associations, and corporations.
Graduates of this program will lead their organizations in addressing the dramatic change in society and culture due to globalization and how these influence education.
The program is designed as a part-time cohort model, and can be completed in two years. View the degree requirements for more detailed information about the courses.
For more information about this program, contact the Program Manager/Academic Advisor:
School of Education
Admission to this program requires:
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA).
- Graduates of foreign schools must also have of 550 or higher in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- Completed Application Form.
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. Instead of hard copy transcripts, applicants may supply official electronic transcripts issued by a post-secondary institution directly to Drexel University Online (send to: applyDUonline@drexel.edu).
Applicants must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school attended. If an applicant does not list all post-secondary institutions on the application and these are listed on transcripts received from other institutions, processing of the application will be delayed until all remaining transcripts have been submitted the remaining transcripts.
Use our Transcript Lookup Tool to assist contact with previous institutions. If a college or university offers the option to send transcripts in a secure, password-protected electronic format, have the transcript sent to applyDUonline@drexel.edu.
- Two letters of recommendation - professional or academic.
- Drexel University Online now accepts electronic letters of recommendation. Please access the following webpage for instructions regarding their submission: http://www.drexel.edu/apply/recommend. If a recommender prefers to submit an original, hard copy letter of recommendation, please remind the recommender that it must be signed and submitted in a sealed envelope signed across the flap by the recommender.
- Personal Essay
- International Students must submit a TOEFL score of 550 or higher. Students with transcripts from non-US institutions should have such transcripts evaluated by World Education Service (WES). The TOEFL examination is required for some non-citizens. Applicants whose native language is English (who list themselves as born in or citizens of the following countries: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British West Indies, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, England, Ghana, Guam, Ireland, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, Virgin Islands, Wales, Zimbabwe) are exempt from the TOEFL. Applicants whose native language is not English are exempt from the TOEFL if the applicant completed 4 years of high school in the United States or completed English 101 and English 102 with a grade of C or better from a US domestic accredited institution. Applicants who received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an academic institution located in the US, UK or Canada are also exempt from the TOEFL.
Please refer to Drexel Online's Master of Science in Global & International Education Admissions page for additional information.
A Master of Science in Global and International Education is a part-time online program. Students complete six core courses, four primary concentration courses, three secondary concentration courses, an elective and a capstone course.
|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 508||Understanding Research in International & Comparative Education||3.0|
|EDGI 514||Education and National Development||3.0|
|EDGI 518||Analysis of Policy Issues in Global & International Education||3.0|
|EDGI 715||Co-op with Portfolio||1.5|
|EDGI 716||GIE Co-op Experience with Seminar||4.5|
|Select one of the following Secondary Concentrations:||9.0|
Secondary Peace Education Concentration *
|International Organizations in International Education|
|Conflict Resolution in an International Context|
Secondary Higher Education Concentration
Select 3 of the following Higher Education courses:
|Foundations of Higher Education|
|Governance, Management & Administration in Higher Education|
|Student Development & Customer Service Management|
|Higher Education Law|
Secondary E-Learning Leadership Concentration
Select 3 of the following E-Learning Leadership 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|
Secondary Educational Policy Concentration **
Select 3 of the following Educational Policy 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|
Secondary Learning Technology Concentration
Select 3 of the following:
|New Media Literacies|
|Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology|
|Technologies for Performance Support|
|Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience|
|Students can select courses as addional electives from within the School of Education or a course (with School of Education approval) from another Drexel University program, such as international business administration, foreign languages, women's studies, or science/technology/society.|
|Study Abroad Experience|
|International Ecotourism & Education|
As an alternative secondary concentration, students 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.
To complete the Drexel Educational Policy Certificate, students complete 2 additional 3-credit courses: EDPO 628 and EDPO 640.