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Updated August 24, 2015


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Thank you for considering graduate study in the International Education program in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. To apply for degree programs in International Education, follow the links below.

Admission to International Education Degree programs

The College of Education offers two degree programs in International Education: a Master's degree, and a doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership with a concentration in International Education. Application instructions and more details about these degree programs can be found on the College of Education web site.

To apply for admission click on the desired degree below.

Master's degree in International Education

Doctorate with concentration in International Education

We are happy to answer questions and help with the admissions process. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at

The International Education academic concentration is closely affiliated with the Center for International Education (CIE). CIE engages in a wide variety of research and project work around the world in international development education. This work is implemented by teams of faculty and students. CIE was founded in 1968 and has a world-wide network of graduates from the academic programs, colleagues involved in current and previous project work, and current degree students and faculty. If you are interested in meeting a graduate of the UMass International Education programs in your location, it is likely we will be able to arrange that for you.

This international commitment of CIE is reflected in the fact that international students make up approximately 60% of the our current students. Student, faculty, and project commitments focus on serving the most marginalized populations around the globe, often in conflict settings. CIE and the academic degree programs are tightly linked in order to assure a close relationship between academic studies and the practical realities of international development work on the ground.

Frequently Asked Questions About International Education degrees

Answers to common questions about admissions to International Education degree programs can be found here.