Education & Teaching
International Education

If you're interested in the diverse methods used around the world in pursuit of providing a quality education, curious about the fundamental and unique challenges faced by educators around the world, and want to use the insights gleaned your research to help educators around the world develop policies for more effective and successful educational programs, a degree in International Education may be a perfect fit for you.

Types of Degrees

International Education students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this field, a bachelor's degree is typically required for entry-level positions while master's and doctorate degrees can lead to management, administrative, and consultancy positions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning An International Education Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in International Education include:

  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Postsecondary Education Administrator
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Postsecondary Education Administrator was $95,410 in 2019 (1) while Instructional Coordinators earned a median salary of $66,290 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.