M.Sc. Online

International School Leadership

Wilkes University

12 months
522 USD/credit 15660 USD/year
522 USD/credit 15660 USD/year
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This online Master of Science with a major in International School Leadership from Wilkes University is designed specifically for educators who want to assume leadership positions around the world.


The International School Leadership program was designed to address key educational leadership themes and challenges identified by the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE). Offered in partnership with PLS 3rd Learning, Wilkes University shares a commitment to improve the quality of international school leaders across the globe.

Why Study International School Leadership at Wilkes?

Our program develops the leadership, instructional, and management skills needed to advance and excel in an international school leadership career. The 30-credit program includes seven courses targeting critical leadership topics for international educators. The three remaining courses in the program provide research, educational technology, and communication skills essential for a well-rounded leader.

Recognized by AAIE, this program of study will allow you to earn your Master of Science in Education with a major International School Leadership.

What Will You Learn as an International School Leadership Student?

  • You’ll learn how to manage school operations and monitor resources for a safe and effective learning environment while complying with various global, cultural, political, and legal contexts.
  • After completing a core of intercultural communication, educational research, and technology leadership, you’ll be well prepared to develop rigorous and relevant course content using proven strategies and the latest technology trends.
  • You’ll gain a strong understanding of how to develop a vision and mission that’s shared and how to build a culture of integrity by committing to ethical leadership practices.
  • You’ll explore how to collaborate with community members, boards, and other stakeholders to ensure meaningful partnerships that can support the school’s mission and vision.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Vision and Mission to Guide International Schools
  • Leading for Staff and Student Learning in International Schools
  • Governance in International Schools
  • International School Management and Leadership
  • Building and Sustaining a Healthy International School Culture
  • Ethical Leadership in International Schools

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National Students: Wilkes University considers applications on a rolling basis. 


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a Wilkes University Graduate Application for Admission,
  • Pay the required one-time, non-refundable application fee,
  • Submit two letters of recommendation,
  • Submit a copy of your teaching certificate, if applicable. See the note on exceptions below for more details.
  • Submit official transcripts from all of the undergraduate universities attended while obtaining the bachelor's degree, including teacher certification and, any master's degrees earned.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 522 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    15660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 522 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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