We have made several updates to our programs to better serve a wide range of students with different needs and interests. As a result, we are retiring our joint MPA/MA in International Education Management.

We will still help you launch a meaningful career at the intersection of education and development, but you will only need to pursue one of these degrees to realize your goals, with greater flexibility and a shorter program.

  • The MPA in Social Change (MPA) is a three-semester, in-person program that will prepare you to manage development initiatives that address the critical issue of education, alongside other priorities such as addressing climate change, employment, and health. 
  • The MA in International Education Management (IEM) is an online program that will help you advance intercultural learning and global exchange. You can continue to work while you earn this asynchronous degree.

Whether you pick MPA or IEM, you will build your expertise in using education as a tool for development through:

  • learning with faculty like Anne Campbell and Scott Pulizzi who have worked with U.S. and international expertise in this field,
  • taking courses like Education and Development,
  • focusing on relevant organizations and real-life educational challenges worldwide for your class projects,
  • working with your career advisor to hone your professional skills, and
  • connecting with our many alumni who are leading in this field.

Please use this form to let us know which of these programs you would like to pursue so that we can send you appropriate updates.

For Current Students


The Joint MPA/IEM degree provides a multidisciplinary approach to education within the international development context. The integrated curriculum helps you develop foundational and advanced skills in international education and development, communications, and language study. Students gain valuable work experience by completing a professional practicum.

To open up your global career opportunities you can take content courses in a second language and/or courses in intercultural competence.

See the curriculum for more details.

60 -credit joint master’s
4 -semester program
99% employed within one year of graduation

Our Faculty

You will have access to faculty members from multiple degree programs who are experts in fields such as international enrollment, education development, and consulting. In addition to their academic roles, many are actively engaged in their respective professional fields.

Meet the MPA faculty and the IEM faculty.

Research and Practice

Build valuable professional experience while earning your degree through our research centers, labs, and initiatives:

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