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SIT Graduate Institute - Master of Arts in International Education

About this program

Intercultural, international-based education connects and engages communities as it values differences, confronts inequality, and recognizes common struggles. SIT’s programs in international education develop reflective educational leaders who are able to contribute to these processes by opening the world to new generations, advocating for local agency and intercultural communication, and supporting transformative settings where self-empowerment and human potential can flourish. This program spans six semesters, with 10 to 15 hours of coursework a week and reflective practice. Designed especially for aspiring professionals, this primarily online master’s degree program will guide you in meeting the immense challenges of the international educator, positioning you for rapid advancement in the field.

  • Year partnership began: 2011
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 5

Application requirements

SIT does not require the GRE. All students must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability. Application requirements include:

  • A completed online application
  • Essays
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Three references

Admissions process

  • Complete SIT's regular online application process
  • Provide an additional statement of interest in becoming a Peace Corps Fellow (details provided by SIT's admissions team during the application process)

Degrees awarded

Master of Arts in International Education, Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $45,445 $45,445
Value of fellowship $15,905 $15,905
Net cost $29,540 $29,540

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $10,040

Cost savings details

As part of our standard partnership, SIT offers Coverdell Fellows a financial benefit of 35 percent off tuition for any of our part-time hybrid programs.


As part of their SIT graduate program, fellows must complete a practicum of 150 to 300 hours in a high-need American community (as defined by SIT). The practicum must relate to the student’s coursework and career goals and be for a minimum of six weeks. Practicums may be paid professional positions or unpaid internships.

Other opportunities

SIT will waive the $50 application fee for all Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Jobs for alumni

Through the social, academic, and professional network SIT provides, students have an easy and dynamic way to connect with like-minded individuals and learn about potential employers worldwide. Our alumni work at the government, nonprofit, and grassroots levels in the US and abroad. Students who have graduated with this degree work in careers such as the following, among others:

  • Study abroad advisor
  • US embassy education specialist
  • Youth leadership program administrator
  • Country development officer
  • Education consultant
  • Program designer
  • Community educator
  • Refugee resettlement officer
  • University professor, assistant, or associate
  • Exchange program manager
  • Admissions director
  • International programs admissions

Nontraditional options

Low residency or distance learning

Fellowships are awarded to RPCVs enrolling in one of the following part-time degree programs:

  • MA in Humanitarian Assistance & Crisis Management
  • MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, & Management
  • MA in International Education
  • MA in Sustainable Development Practice
  • MA in TESOL

Contact information

Mary Kay Sigda
Senior Admissions Officer




[email protected]


1 Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05302