Master in International and Multicultural Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education

Program Description

Master in International and Multicultural Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education

Training Critical Scholars and Engaged Practitioners

The Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education (IME) Program is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within its social, cultural, and linguistic contexts around the world.

Program Delivery

To accommodate working professionals, classes are held on selected Friday evenings and all day Saturdays (approximately every other weekend during each semester) following the School of Education's Teaching Weekend Schedule.

New students are accepted for spring and fall semesters.

Career Opportunities

The MA in IME is useful for the following types of professionals:

  • Classroom teachers who wish to develop their content knowledge and expertise to advance professionally and to specialize in curriculum development.
  • Those who want to build a career in nonprofit organizations with a focus on International and Multicultural Education.
  • Students who want to eventually pursue doctoral study in International and Multicultural Education.

“I’m appreciative that a program like IME exists – especially the department’s focus on social justice and human rights. I value how the program also nurtures its many relationships to various local community, national, and international organizations, showing its solidarity with a number of movements for social change: immigrant/migrant/refugee rights, Indigenous rights, Anti-Oppressive Education, Women’s right to education, etc. These community partnerships make the department unique and offer opportunities for students to get involved in local, national, or international campaigns.” - Anonymous, International & Multicultural Education MA Student

Entry Requirements

  • Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee.
  • One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling.
  • MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work.
  • Current résumé.
  • A Statement of Intent

All applicants should address the following prompt in their application: 'Outline the purpose for seeking admission to the specific School of Education graduate program being chosen; include career and academic goals.'

Visit our website here to learn more about this program at USF

Financial Resources

Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students.

In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday. Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 13, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
2 years
Full time
1,130 USD
Start date Aug. 2016
USA San Francisco, California
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,130 USD
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