Learn to plan and manage international education programs from a leader in the field.
SIT Graduate Institute offers students the unique opportunity of earning a master’s degree in international education from an institution that provides international exchange, study abroad, and development programs. Students have valuable access to well-regarded international education and exchange programs, including SIT Study Abroad and The Experiment in International Living, administered from the SIT/World Learning campus.
Through SIT’s experiential learning model, students develop skills and expertise related to advising, exchange management, nonformal and community education, and volunteer program management. Students may also take courses from the practitioner faculty teaching in SIT’s other degree programs to learn skills related to language teaching administration, sustainable development, conflict transformation, and other related areas as desired.
The program combines faculty instruction with personal practice, analysis, and experience. Students examine the effect of globalism, internationalization efforts, changing technology, and educational policy on international education programs while also practicing skills and strategies in program development and management.
SIT's Master of Arts in International Education program formally prepares more professionals in the field of international education than any other university in the world today and is the oldest program of its kind.
Admissions To be considered for admission to the MA in International Education program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
US bachelor's degree or an equivalent that demonstrates academic ability Demonstrated English language ability (see details below) Intercultural and professional experience Demonstrated ability to use experience as a source of learning
English Language Ability Applicants whose first language is not English and who did not graduate from an English-speaking institution in a country whose official language is English submit test scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or the PTE (Pearson Test of English). (Applicants can access free TOEFL and IELTS practice tests online.)
Applicants taking the TOEFL must receive a minimum score of600 on the paper-based test (PBT) 250 on the computer-based test (CBT), or 100 on the internet-based iBT.
Applicants taking the IELTS must receive a score of Band 7.0 or higher. Applicants taking the PTE must receive a minimum score of 68.
These scores are considered the minimum proficiency needed to undertake graduate-level work. Scores must be dated within two years of the start date of your academic program at SIT.
SIT Graduate Institute’s Selection Process Our admissions staff work one-on-one with every applicant to facilitate a highly informed and multidimensional admissions experience: applicants are encouraged to attend an open house, talk with SIT faculty and staff, and hear from current students and alumni. As applicants become familiar with the attributes of an SIT education — grounded in the experiential learning model and focused on social justice and leadership skills in intercultural environments — they determine for themselves in what ways SIT can help them meet their educational and career objectives.
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Last updated October 23, 2017