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Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

M.Ed. in International Higher Education


An Online Global Cohort Program


Learn more about our International Higher Education Program at our February Info Session at 7:00 p.m. Register here.

The M.Ed. program in International Higher Education will provide students with deep knowledge of the changing landscape of higher education globally and will prepare them to work in multiple areas including higher education policy, administration, international student affairs and study abroad.

A collaboration between Loyola’s Higher Education and Cultural & Educational Policy Studies / Comparative International Education programs, the unique Global Cohort format of this degree program will ensure that this opportunity for advanced study and professional preparation is available to students who are not only based in Chicago or in the U.S. but are based anywhere around the world.  We aim to recruit a cohort of students deeply committed to social justice whose diverse backgrounds and previous work experiences – as well as future career objectives – will enrich the learning environment.

Coursework in this program will be online with the exception of two blended courses that will require students to travel to Loyola’s campuses in Rome and Beijing or Ho Chi Minh City, for a two-week and one-week session respectively.  There is additionally an internship requirement that may be completed in the student’s country of residence or at another location arranged by the student.

The faculty who teach in this program possess international reputations for their scholarship and work on issues of policy and practice in higher education as viewed from a global perspective.

Students in this cohort program will benefit from networking and bonding with one another during the course of their program.  Once a cohort is formed, the students participate together in all of the required courses leading to the M.Ed. degree.


The U.S. Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside.  Regulations vary from state to state.  While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.


School of Education
820 N. Michigan Ave., Lewis Towers 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.915.6800 · SchlEduc@luc.edu

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