MA in International Education

Degree Requirements

Completion of this degree requires a minimum of 40 credits. A maximum of 6 credits of relevant graduate courses taken at another university within the past five years and not applied towards a degree may be transferred for advanced standing on the recommendation of an adviser.

Program Code: INTS

I.  Foundations in International Education Theories (12 credits)

 All students must take the following courses in International Education:
INTE-GE 2803 Foundations of International Education
INTE-GE 2023 Sociological and Anthropological Approaches to International Education 
INTE-GE 2025 Political Issues in International Education 

II.  Research Methods (8 credits)

All students must take the following courses in the methods of policy analysis:
INTE-GE 2007 Introduction to Qualitative Methods in International Education
INTE-GE 2008 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in International Education 

III. Electives: Fields of Specialization in International Education and Area Studies (16 or 17 credits)

Students select 16-17 credits of electives (4-5 courses) to develop a specialized field in International Education and an area studies concentration. Fields in International Education are as follows: Global Education, International Development and Education / Peace and Conflict Studies, and Cross Cultural Exchange and Training. Area studies concentrations include the following: African Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, the Near East, Eastern Europe, and West European Studies.

Students are not limited to one specialized field in International Education or area studies concentration.  However, they are encouraged to select courses that are particularly relevant to their career goals.

Listed below are examples of courses offered in recent years fields of specialization in International Education and area studies concentrations. In addition to courses offered by the International Education Program, students may select courses in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the School of Law, the Stern School of Business and the Tisch School of the Arts.  When registering for a course in another school of the University, you must obtain permission from the department or the course instructor.

Students may fulfill this requirement through NYU Steinhardt's global study programs, which are periodically offered in January, over spring break or during the summer. International Education students have participated in such programs as Education and Diversity in Ghana, Educational and Social Reform in South Africa, and Race and Higher Education in Brazil.

A. Fields of Specialization in International Education

Many of these courses are offered in the Steinhardt School.

i. Global Education

Focus is on universities, colleges, schools, publishing houses, and educational agencies that design, develop and implement global education programs for students and educators in international and/or multicultural settings.

INTE-GE 2805  Globalization and Education
PHED-GE 2013 Values, Morals & School
HSED-GE 2173 History of American Ed & Soc: The Culture Wars
HSED-GE 2175 What Are Schools For?
SOCED-GE 2049 Key Debates in Global History
AMLT-GE 2072 International Perspectives on Educational Reform
DRAP-GA 1107 Introduction to Global History

ii. International Development and Education / Peace and Conflict Studies

Focus is on government agencies, private voluntary organizations and foundations that provide educational assistance to less developed countries to achieve sustainable economic growth and human progress.

INTE-GE 2862 International Development Education
INTE-GE 2028 Comparative Politics, Education,and Conflict
INTE-GE 2819 International Ethics: Rights and Responsibilities
SOED-GE 2091 Sociology of Education in Developing Areas
PADM-GP 2210 International Organizations and their Management
PADM-GP 2216 International Organizations: NGOS
Political Economy of Development Fine
International Economic Development Morduch

iii. Cross Cultural Exchange and Training

Focus is on public and private educational and cultural organizations that sponsor and conduct international cultural and educational exchanges and cross cultural training.

INTE-GE 2804 International Educational and Cultural Relations
INTE-GE 2806  The Practice of International Education
INTE-GE 2812 Cross-Cultural Education for the Global Economy 
SOED-GE 2325 The Learning of Culture
AHUM-GE 2135 Literature and Art: Experience and Response
MCC-GE 2265 Communication and Persuasion
GPH-GU 2305 Cross-Cultural & International Negotiation

B. Area Studies Concentrations

Most of these courses are offered in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

i. African and African-Caribbean Studies
Seminar in Black History & Culture
Topics: Comp Dem: Africa and LA in Caribbean
AFRS-GA 1316 African Societies and Culture
AFRS-GA 2028  History of West Africa
DRAP-GA 1870 The African Novel
DRAP-GA 2106 Africa and Its Other
AFRS-GA 2555 African Slavery/Atlantic Slave Trade

ii. Asian Studies

INTE-GE 2298 Seminar in Asian Studies
DRAP-GA 1919 Topics in Chinese History
Nationalism in Asia
DRAP-GA 1999 Gender, Empire & Nation - Mideast and South Asia
DRAP-GA 2050 Mapping South Asia
Asian Economic Development
POL-GA 2774 Political Economy of the Pacific Basin

iii. Latin American Studies

LATC-GA 1001 Intro to Lat American  & Car Studies
LATC-GA 1015 US, Latin American & Media
POL-GA 2765 Contemporary Inter-American Relations
Anthropology of Brazil
Topics in Lat Am/Caribbean Politics
DRAP-GA 1002 Contemporary Latin America
Covering Lat Am & Caribbean
HIST-GA 1800 Topics in Lat Am: Brazil

iv. The Near East

ANTH-GA 1626 Cities of the Near East
MEIS-GA 2590 Middle Eastern Government and Politics
HIST-GA 1525 History of Contemporary Israel
HIST-GA 1642 History of the Mid East: 1750-pres
MEIS-GA 1664 Egypt in Modern Times
MEIS-GA 1852 Islamic Law and Society
MEIS-GA 1854 Women and Islamic Law
DRAP-GA 1581 History of Zionism

v. Eastern Europe

EURO-GA 3905 Topics in European Politics
EURO-GA 3907 Topics in European Culture and Society
DRAP-GA 1326 Decline/Fall Russian Empire
EURO-GA 2580 East European Government and Politics
DRAP-GA 2114 Russian Popular Culture
COLIT-GA 3921 Discourse & Society: Balkan Film

vi. West European Studies

EURO-GA 2301 What is Europe?
IFST-GA 1601 19th Century France
EURO-GA 3502 The European Union: History & Politics
IRISH-GA Sociology of Contemporary Ireland
EURO-GA 3901 Topics in European and Mediterranean Studies
EURO-GA 3905 Topics in European Politics
EURO-GA 3907 Topics in European Culture and Society

IV. Internship (3 or 4 credits)

Students participate in a semester-long job-related internship, INTE-GE 2802 - Field Study in International Education, with an agency, office, or project involved in an aspect related to international education. As part of the work-study internship students are required to maintain a journal and carry out a research project. The internship provides professional work experience and reinforces academic skills.  It may be taken during the academic year or in the summer.

Students may also complete their internship requirement through  Steinhardt's Internship Abroad program, which places small groups of International Education students in community-based organizations in such locations as Accra, Ghana to develop and implement special projects.