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International Education

293 Master's Degrees Annually
13 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#186 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees International Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many international education graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 293
Graduate Certificate 48
Doctor’s Degree 13

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in International Education?

293 Master's Degrees Annually
83% Percent Women
27% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 83% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of international ed majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Ed Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 127
International Students 85
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in International Ed, too. About 29.0% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Japan
  • Canada

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a master’s degree in international ed have a median salary of $52,550 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $51,125 (25th percentile) and $53,875 (75th percentile).

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One thing to note here is that not all of these people may be working in careers related to international ed.

Online International Education Programs

In 2018-2019, 27 schools offered a international ed program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 9 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 20 6
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 3 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to international ed.

Major Number of Grads
Educational Administration 43,584
Teacher Education Grade Specific 29,615
General Education 23,737
Special Education 20,510
Teacher Education Subject Specific 20,147
Curriculum & Instruction 18,738
Student Counseling 13,672
Instructional Media Design 6,790
Teaching English or French 4,389
Other Education 3,071
Multilingual Education 1,452
Educational Assessment 968
Education Philosophy 479
Teaching Assistants 6

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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