SIT Graduate Institute offers students the unique opportunity of earning a master’s degree in international education from an institution that provides international exchange, study abroad, and development programs. Students have valuable access to well-regarded international education and exchange programs, including SIT Study Abroad and The Experiment in International Living, administered from the SIT/World Learning campus.
Through SIT’s experiential learning model, students develop skills and expertise related to advising, exchange management, nonformal and community education, and volunteer program management. Students may also take courses from the practitioner faculty teaching in SIT’s other degree programs to learn skills related to language teaching administration, sustainable development, conflict transformation, and other related areas as desired.
The program combines faculty instruction with personal practice, analysis, and experience. Students examine the effect of globalism, internationalization efforts, changing technology, and educational policy on international education programs while also practicing skills and strategies in program development and management.
SIT's Master of Arts in International Education program formally prepares more professionals in the field of international education than any other university in the world today and is the oldest program of its kind.
World Learning’s academic programs offered through SIT (founded as the School for International Training) are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of SIT. Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803; 781 425-7714
SIT Graduate Institute is a member of the Windham Higher Education Cooperative, a consortium of six higher education institutions with a presence in Windham County, Vermont. In addition to SIT, the cooperative includes Marlboro College, Landmark College, Vermont Technical College, Union Institute, and the Community College of Vermont.
International Student Requirements:
Applicants whose first language is not English and who did not graduate from an English-speaking institution in a country whose official language is English submit test scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the PTE (Pearson Test of English). (Applicants can access free TOEFL and IELTS practice tests online.) Applicants taking the TOEFL must receive a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test (PBT) 250 on the computer-based test (CBT), or 100 on the internet-based iBT. Applicants taking the IELTS must receive a score of Band 7.0 or higher. Applicants taking the PTE must receive a minimum score of 68.
These scores are considered the minimum proficiency needed to undertake graduate-level work. Scores must be dated within two years of the start date of your academic program at SIT.