24 months
1913 USD/credit 57390 USD/year
1913 USD/credit 57390 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The International and Comparative Education Program at Teachers College at Columbia University has two separate tracks, Comparative and International Education (CIE) and International Educational Development (IED). 


CIE is based on an academic discipline in the social sciences, while IED is based on a professional specialization of education. Students in both tracks specify a concentration (see Fields of Study). 


  • Students in the International and Comparative Education degree at Teachers College at Columbia University may also choose to focus on a geographical area of interest -- e.g. Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the U.S. (for a transcultural/immigration focus.

Programme Structure

  • The program is designed to be as flexible as possible so that previous educational and professional experience and the future career goals of the student can be taken into account in the choice of appropriate course work. 
  • Students are expected to assume major responsibility for formulating, in cooperation with their faculty advisor, a plan of study that will best meet the general program requirements in a way that is most compatible with their own professional goals.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Degree Application, including Statement of Purpose and Resume
  • Transcripts and/or Course-by-Course Evaluations for all Undergraduate/Graduate Coursework Completed
  • Results from an accepted English Proficiency Exam (if applicable)
  • $65 Application Fee
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Must hold Master's degree

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    57390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1913 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    57390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1913 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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