2015-2016 Graduate Academic Catalog

Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations: 36 credits

The Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations has three principal components: core courses, elective courses, and an internship. To accomplish its meaningful agenda, the program offers an exciting balance of theoretical and experiential training in a culturally rich educational environment. Field-based work is an integral part of the curriculum. Many of our diverse faculty are also practitioners in their fields, bringing first-hand experience and knowledge of current issues to their courses.

International Higher Education students go on to careers in study abroad or international student advising, international admissions and recruitment, administering global volunteer and internship programs, and multicultural/intercultural student services, among many others.

Students not wishing to focus in international higher education may choose an intercultural relations focus that allows them to develop a portfolio of skills that they can bring to a wide variety of careers in many areas of intercultural human services, including but not limited to healthcare, advocacy and outreach, multicultural community and arts organizations, refugee and immigrant services, and intercultural training and consulting.

Students may enroll in the Program on a full-time or part-time basis. Students are encouraged to take no more than nine credits a semester. Students may opt to write a thesis after completing the internship, which can fulfill three credits toward elective requirements.

Program of Study

Required Courses (18 credits)

GINTC 6100Dynamics of Self and Culture

3

GINTC 6103Intercultural Communication

3

GINTC 6105Culture, Perceptions, and Social Interaction

3

GINTC 7107Qualitative Research for Social Sciences and Education

3

GINTC 6109Global Perspectives on International Higher Education

3

GINTC 6110Agency and Ethics in a Pluralistic World

3

GINTC 6109: An Advanced Seminar may be substituted for this course, with advisor approval

Required Internship (3 credits)

GINTC 7700Internship: USA

3

or

GINTC 7701Internship: International

3

Elective Courses (15 credits)

GINTC 5002Immigration: Laws, Issues, and Practices

3

GINTC 5012International Education Exchange

3

GINTC 5017Race and Ethnicity: Realities and Dilemmas of Multicultural Societies

3

GINTC 6001International Student Advising

3

GINTC 6003Intercultural Helping Skills

3

GINTC 6006Leading and Managing in Diverse Organizations

3

GINTC 6009Inter-Group Conflict Transformation

3

GINTC 6016Media Images, Ethics and Advocacy

3

GINTC 6107International Admission and Recruitment

3

GINTC 6108Grant Writing for Educational and Non-Profit Settings

3

GINTC 6004Culture, Negotiation and Responding to Conflict

3

GINTC 7107Qualitative Research for Social Sciences and Education

3

GINTC 7750Thesis

3