M.A. - International Education Management
We prepare professionals with the skills and knowledge to run study abroad programs, provide student services in ESL and intensive language programs, manage international student services offices, develop international professional training programs, and work for government programs such as Fulbright and Education USA (and the international equivalents).
The three-semester degree program includes a rigorous and intensive academic year at the Monterey, CA campus followed by a 4-6 month professional practicum.
In addition to comprehensive investigation of the international education field, the curriculum emphasizes the program management skills essential to generating and managing resources (financial and human). Success in international education, or educational administration more broadly, is highly dependent upon graduates' abilities in marketing, recruitment, advancement, communications, strategic planning, budgeting, and staff management. Development of intercultural communication skills and foreign language competency is also a key component of the program.
A highlight of the three-semester MA degree is the International Educational Management Practicum. With extensive support in identifying and securing practicum positions, students will gain practical experience working with international education organizations in sectors including higher education, youth programs, policy and research organizations, language programs, and non-profit-organizations.
Among the unique opportunities offered by the International Education Management program is a partnership with Middlebury Schools Abroad. In this exciting collaboration, students can assist in running study abroad programs at locations in Russia, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, France, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, China, Japan, Chile, Mexico, and Israel.
New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), a higher education accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
IEM students are required to complete 8 credits of advanced foreign language study as part of their degree program. The 8 credits must be dedicated to a single language of study (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish, or Russian). Students are also required to complete 4 credits of Intercultural Competency coursework.
GRE scores are not required. However, applicants who have taken the GRE are encouraged to submit them because they may positively influence merit scholarship awards. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 are strongly encouraged to submit GRE scores for admission consideration. Please use our four-digit institution code 
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Non-Native English Speakers
Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of English proficiency from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations. Institutional TOEFL reports are not accepted. Students who have completed all four years of high school plus their undergraduate degree at a U.S. university may be eligible for a TOEFL or IELTS waiver. If you feel that you are eligible for a TOEFL or IELTS waiver, please contact Admissions for an application to waive this requirement.
Minimum TOEFL Scores Minimum IELTS Scores
Internet-based test: 100 overall
7.5 Listening and Reading
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: Under 1,000