University of Maryland - College Park — College of Education
- Program Type:
- Master's International
- College of Education
- Degrees Awarded:
- International Education Policy (MA)
- Admissions Deadlines:
- Admissions Cycle:
Once a year
- Program Start:
- Program Founded:
- May, 2010
Students can earn up to 6 credit hours for Peace Corps service. Graduate assistantships may be available for M.A. and Ph.D. students. Once an applicant is accepted we help them apply for assistantships throughout the university. IEP students have been quite competitive in receiving assistantships.
The International Education Policy (IEP) program is very pleased to offer, in cooperation with Peace Corps, the Master's International (MI) program. Graduates of the MI program will receive an M.A. degree, earned through coursework at the University of Maryland and in the field as a Peace Corps volunteer. The IEP program seeks to form professionals with understanding of the complex array of issues concerning educational policies and practices in both developing and industrialized countries.
The MI program requires a minimum of 30 credits and usually takes one and a half years to complete. The program is distinguished by the development of a unique program of study to suit the needs of each student. The MI program allows a student to specialize in one or multiple areas. The program provides useful skills as well as an understanding of the context of the Peace Corps experience and thus serves both as preparation for and as a vehicle for reflection on the experience.
The overall structure of the MI program is as follows:
- Core Courses: 6 credits
- Research Methods Courses: 6 credits
- Course Credits Related to Peace Corps Service: 6 credits
- Electives: 12 credits
Through the IEP program, incoming MI students get broad preparation for their field work as well as specific training related to their assignment area. RPCVs coming back to finish the MA program get professional preparation in the field of comparative and international education. This preparation helps them make sense of their Peace Corps experience and prepares them for a fast-growing job market that requires international experience and the proven ability to demonstrate leadership and problem-solving skills.
Please visit our website for more information: www.education.umd.edu/EDHI/academics/ied.html.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0
- GREs or MAT with at least one score at the 40th percentile
For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.
International Education Policy Program
College of Education
College Park, Maryland 20742
- (301) 405-2212
- (301) 405-9995
If you have questions, please contact:
Prof. Steven Klees
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