Our Joint BA in International Policy/MA in International Education Management is a six-semester, 150-credit program (which includes 60 credits transferred from an accredited college or university).

Start Dates Credits Practicum Language Competency Program Chair
August or January 150 Required

Optional

David Wick

The guide below shows how you will earn both a BA in International Policy and an MA in International Education Management in just three years.

Requirements

Transfer Credits (60 credits)

Core Course Work: International Policy (12 credits)

Core Course Work: International Education Management (12 credits)

Applied Social Science Research Methods (8 credits)

Economics (8 credits)

Advanced Course Work: International Education Management (15 credits)

Practicum: International Education Management (6 credits)

Language Studies and/or Intercultural Competence (16 credits)

Electives (13 credits)

Transfer Credits

Visit the How to Apply: Transfer Credits section for details.

Core Course Work: International Policy (12 credits)

Sample courses:

  • Development, Theory, and Practice
  • Conflict, Security, and Development
  • Politics of Development
  • Power, Social Change & Orgs
  • Globalization & Development
  • Public Policy & the Environment
  • Sustainable Coastal Management
  • Governing the Global Commons
  • Global Politics
  • Introduction to WMD Nonproliferation
  • Introduction to Terrorism Studies
  • Intro to Trade Policy and Institutions

Core Course Work: International Education Management (12 credits)

Sample courses:

  • Principles and Practices of International Education
  • Comparative International Education
  • International Education Policy
  • Social Issues, Justice, and Change in Education  

Applied Social Science Research Methods (8 credits)

Sample courses:

  • Intro to Policy and Data Analysis
  • Data Analysis for Public Policy
  • Intro to Network Analysis
  • Analytics and Thick Data for Social Change
  • Educational Research Methods
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • International Security Research and Analysis
  • Geospatial Tools for Nonproliferation Analysis
  • Research Strategies for Environmental Policy
  • Intro to GIS
  • Data Interpretation and Presentation

Economics (8 credits)

Sample courses:

  • Development Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Advanced Course Work: International Education Management (15 credits)

Sample courses:

  • International Education Marketing and Recruiting
  • Managing People and Resources in Cross-Cultural Context
  • International Education Assessment
  • International Education Program Design
  • International Education Project

Practicum: International Education Management (6 credits)

Visit the International Education Management Practicum page for details.

Language Studies and/or Intercultural Competence (16 credits)

Courses taught in your chosen language combine language skills development with topics related to your degree work and professional interests. Our intercultural competence (ICC) offerings provide the cross-cultural skills needed to pursue global careers.

You may choose any combination of language studies and/or intercultural competence to meet the 16 credit requirement. Additional language or ICC courses may be taken as electives. Your language or ICC courses can be used toward an optional Language Studies for Professional Purposes specialization or optional Intercultural Competence specialization.

Sample language studies courses:

  • Teaching Chinese in a Globalized Context (in Chinese)

  • Comparative and International Education in Latin America (in Spanish)

  • Models and Decision Making for Positive Change (in French)

Sample ICC courses:

  • Intercultural Group Dynamics

  • Multilingual Communication in Multicultural Settings

  • Developing Intercultural Trainings in Organizations 

Electives (13 credits)

Students take a total of thirteen elective credits: six from an approved list and seven credits from courses offered in any Middlebury Institute program.

Sample courses:

  • Education Abroad (Study Abroad) Management

  • International Student and Scholar Services

  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

  • Organizational Sustainability of NGOs

  • Introduction to Language Program Administration

  • Counseling Skills for Advisors

  • Language Program Administration

  • Proposal Writing for International Development

  • Educational Diplomacy

  • Biculturalism and Multiculturalism 

Immersive Learning

Gaining professional development experience during the course of your academic program is essential. The Institute helps support opportunities for students to apply their skills, build their résumés, expand their connections, and advance their international careers through innovative real-world learning experiences. Learn more about immersive learning.

Additional Program Options

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are encouraged to apply for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

Options for Peace Corps Service

Interested students can integrate Peace Corps service into their degree.

Sample Course Schedule

Fall Start, Full Time, Six Semesters

Term Course Credits
Fall 1 Core Course Work: International Policy 6
Fall 1 Principles and Practices of International Education 3
Fall 1 Comparative International Education 3
Fall 1 Language Studies or Intercultural Competence 4
Spring 1 Core Course Work: International Policy 6
Spring 1 International Education Policy 3
Spring 1 Applied Social Science Research Methods 4
Spring 1 Language Studies or Intercultural Competence 4
Fall 2 Electives (from approved list) 3
Fall 2 International Education Marketing and Recruiting 3
Fall 2 Applied Social Science Research Methods 4
Fall 2 Economics 4
Fall 2 Language Studies or Intercultural Competence 4
Spring 2 Economics 4
Spring 2 International Education Assessment 4
Spring 2 International Education Program Design 4
Spring 2 Language Studies or Intercultural Competence 4
Fall 3 International Education Project 4
Fall 3 Social Issues, Justice, and Change in Education 3
Fall 3 Electives (from approved list) 3
Fall 3 Electives (from any program) 7
Spring 3 Practicum 6
TOTAL   90