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International and Comparative Education, MSEd

Master of Science in Education

As a student in the IU Online MSEd in International and Comparative Education, you will learn the relationship between education and the economic, social, political, and cultural developments that shape national and regional systems of schooling.

Professionals can take this degree to broaden their intellectual outlook and develop important analytic and research skills. Students can take this degree as a first step toward a PhD program. Depending on course availability, the concentration requirement provides the ability to specialize in practical areas like higher education administration or educational leadership; or in thematic areas like literacy and language education, development studies, or public policy.

Specific areas of focus include:

  • History of American education
  • Education and social issues
  • Anthropology of education
  • Philosophy of education
  • Sociology of education

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

MSEd Requirements

To earn the MSEd in International and Comparative Education, you must complete 30 credit hours. Students may receive credit for relevant study, research, practicum experience, and international travel depending on their individual circumstances.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core courses (9 credit hours)
  • Social foundations of education courses (9 credit hours)
  • Concentration courses (9 credit hours)
  • One course in educational inquiry methodology (3 credit hours)


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  2. Undergraduate 2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • GRE scores (not required for students with an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution) 
  • TOEFL score (minimum 79) or IELTS score (minimum 6.5) - international students only 


  • EDUC-H 551Comparative Education I3 Credits
  • EDUC-H 552 Comparative Education II3 Credits
  • EDUC-H 626Global Education Policy and Reform3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $437.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1313.10
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $525.24
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1575.72
Note:  Additional fees will apply. 

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