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Global and International Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #561 (QS) Online
Drexel University's accredited online Master's in Global and International Education prepares you to work effectively with the complex global challenges, trends, and issues influencing education and learning in diverse parts of the world, including the United States.


Graduates of the MS in Global and International Education program pursue careers in international and cross-cultural exchange, higher education, ESL programs, education abroad, law firms, international education associations, accreditation agencies, local community international outreach centers, the US government, international development or human service agencies, and non-governmental agencies.

Graduates Of This Program Will Be Able To:

  • Recognize the various dimensions of educational interventions
  • Develop, analyze and implement new educational policies in a variety of multi-cultural settings, both public and private
  • Provide critique on international, comparative, and educational research
  • Lead their organizations in addressing the dramatic change in society and culture due to globalization and how these influence education

Optional Study Abroad Opportunities

The accredited MS in Global and International Education program offers study abroad opportunities during the summer term each year. These programs are designed for working professionals who are unable to spend more than two weeks away. This summer, the program is excited to announce a study abroad opportunity in Vietnam. Students will visit important historical sites and meet with local experts, likely to include key diplomats, policy-makers, political leaders and educators. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for students to expand their knowledge of how policy-makers in the US and in Vietnam mobilize education for diplomatic goals, and the role that teachers and students play in promoting diplomacy.

Global Education Colloquium

The MS in Global and International Education program hosts the Global Education Colloquium on the third Tuesday of every month. Each month, the GEC features a distinguished speaker and lively discussion. The topics presented are the result of research spanning the full range of learning, teaching and training topics including international studies, higher education, peace education, social justice, inequality, politics of knowledge, policy, leadership and organizational change.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Global, International & Comparative Education
  • Global, International and Comparative Education
  • History and Theory of Comparative Education
  • Culture, Society & Education in Comparative Perspective
  • Globalization and Educational Change
  • Comparative Economics of Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program
  • Resume

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    949 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 949 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    949 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 949 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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