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Comparative and International Development Education

24 months
15960 USD/year
15960 USD/year
10908 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Become a leader in international and intercultural education. This Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) track program at University of Minnesota is designed for students to gain a mastery of skills and knowledge in how cultural, economic, and political forces affect international and intercultural education.


In the Comparative and International Development Education program at University of Minnesota you will develop an in-depth understanding of the similarities and differences in educational systems throughout the world, including higher education systems, and you will have opportunities for relevant internships and research with faculty to enhance your practical applied skills. 

You will also learn about how international educational experiences influence domestic students and the value of international educational exchanges and experiences for the promotion of peace, global understanding, and social justice. In addition, you will gain the skills to assess and make recommendations in support of optimal student learning, the development of intercultural competence, and the creation of innovative cultural learning experiences.


  • Vice provost for academic affairs
  • Associate director, programs in executive education
  • Global learning advisor
  • Project officer
  • Monitoring and evaluation executive

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparative Education
  • Strategies for Development of International Education Systems
  • Educational Reform in International Context
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
  • Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
  • Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 SCH

Plan A (34 credits) and Plan B (30 credits).


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee: International ($95.00) / U.S. citizen/permanent resident ($75.00)
  • Transcripts
  • GRE Scores
  • Applicant Statements
  • Two letters of recommendation required
  • English Language Test Scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  • Common Ground Consortium Fellowship (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15960 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10908 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10908 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 USD /month
Living costs

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


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