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.
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
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Postsecondary Education Administrator was
$95,410 in 2019
while Instructional Coordinators earned a median salary of $66,290 in 2019.1
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.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,
Postsecondary Education Administrators,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/postsecondary-education-administrators.htm (visited
June 24, 2020).