2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations

In today's increasingly interdependent global community, the demand for skilled, culturally aware leadership has never been greater in higher education and beyond. In response to this need, Lesley University's International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations Master's program prepares students to effectively understand and work with culturally diverse populations in settings ranging from higher education institutions to small community groups to global corporations. The program's unique focus on the human dimension of international education and intercultural interactions sets it apart from the traditional macro-political approach of international relations and higher education administration programs. Students go on to pursue careers in not only in higher education, but also in areas such as managing diverse human resources, intercultural management, intercultural training and consulting, conflict resolution, and intercultural human services.