This program is no longer being offered. The information below is for students who are currently enrolled in the program. 

Broaden your expertise and open up additional career avenues in education by adding this 15-credit International Education Management (IEM) specialization.

Career Outcomes

The IEM specialization prepares you for careers in key areas of international education, including roles with the following responsibilities:

  • manage programs and projects to support scholarships, study abroad, or other educational programs
  • design and assess intercultural and globally-focused learning experiences
  • advise on program selection, resources, visa regulations, or other opportunities
  • navigate educational contexts and policies at the institutional, social, and individual levels
  • promote and encourage partnerships, collaboration, and cross-cultural exchange


The curriculum for this 15-credit specialization integrates experiential, practical, and theory-based courses. Depending on your course selection, the specialization can be completed in a single fall semester or incorporated over multiple semesters during your degree program. Requirements include the following courses:

  • Principles and Practices of International Education (3 credits)
  • Any three of the following core IEM courses:
    • International Education Marketing, Recruitment, and Enrollment Management (3 credits)
    • International Education Program Design  (3 credits)
    • International Education Assessment (3 credits)
    • Managing People and Resources in Cross-Cultural Contexts (3 credits)
    • Social Issues, Justice, and Change in International Education (3 credits)
  • IEM elective(s) (3 credits)

Elective courses can include any additional IEM courses (including more core courses) as well as IEM project courses, which may have some pre-requisites. You will work with the IEM career and academic advisor to plan your course selection around your career goals, skill areas, and existing requirements for your graduate degree.