Open doors to a global career in higher education and beyond.
You enjoy interacting with people from different backgrounds. You believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make schools and organizations stronger. Now you’re developing a career where you can help colleges, universities, international companies, and nonprofit organizations develop a global perspective and navigate various environments.
In our master’s program in International Higher Education with a specialization in Intercultural Relations, you’ll gain the expertise you need to promote engagement and understanding across cultures and groups of people within higher education settings. For over 30 years, we’ve been a leader in preparing graduates for rewarding careers and leadership in this growing field, including:
- Education/Study Abroad
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- International Student and Scholar Advising
- International Student Recruitment and Admissions
- International Student Services
- Global Volunteer and Internship Programming
- Multicultural/Intercultural Student Services
- And more
Build foundational knowledge from core courses that emphasize the program’s niche in developing skills in intercultural relations, identity exploration, student learning and development, and enhancing inclusion. Learn how to examine U.S. and global perspectives critically within international higher education. Gain essential administrative skills and practices required for the field. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to put these learnings to work in diverse college and university settings.
Tailor your studies to your goals in this flexible program. Choose from electives in Education Abroad, International Student Advising, Immigration Law, and Enhancing Inclusion in Organizations, among others. Our faculty are long-term practitioners in their field who bring firsthand experience to their courses.
Enhance your career development through relevant coursework and professional development opportunities, such as presenting and volunteering in regional and national conferences, research and publication in the field, and others. Our optional internship in the US or abroad provides an opportunity for those who are new to the field to gain hands-on experience in supportive environments.
And, with Boston being a hub for higher education, you can take advantage of several professional development, networking, and internship opportunities to engage with issues and trends in the field. As a graduate, you’ll join our network of 500+ alumni who are working in colleges, universities, and international education organizations across the United States and all over the world.
We are not accepting new applications to the International Higher Education program at this time. Please check back in Spring 2024.
We also offer a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Relations.