Higher Education, Student Affairs, & International Education Policy--International Education Policy Concentration, Master of Arts (M.A.): Program Admissions

The International Education Policy (IEP) program offers an M.A. degree in the exciting field of comparative and international education.  The M.A, degree is designed for those who want to begin professional work in the field, for those already working in the field and who seek advancement, and for those who plan to pursue further study in the area.  Graduates work for public and private international agencies, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, and universities, both in the U.S. and abroad. 

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For more information visit the graduate admission requirements webpage. Select an area of interest from the various offerings in the College of Education to determine the admission requirements and deadlines.  If you are unsure of your area of interest you may request information by submitting an Inquiry Form


Please refer to the Guide to Applying for instructions on how to apply for graduate admission. If you have questions or concerns, we ask you to first review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.  For questions about the application process, or to check on the completion of your application please contact:

Judy Foster, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Office of Student Services, College of Education
(301) 405-2359                  

After you apply for graduate admission you may check your application status by logging into the online graduate application using your user name and password.  Graduate faculty in the Academic Department you applied to will review your completed application for graduate admission.  Questions regarding application reviews and decision recommendations should be directed to Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE).  Please contact:

Carol Scott, Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
(301) 405-8384

Please contact the Office of Student Services, ed-advising@umd.edu, or (301) 405-2364.

Visit the College of Education Scholarship opportunities webpage. 

Visit the Graduate School Fellowship and Graduate Assistantship web page for additional funding opportunities 

Dr. Zeena Zakharia , Admissions Director (zakharia@umd.edu)

IEP Graduate Assistant (IEP@umd.edu)

Carol Scott, Coordinator (cscott18@umd.edu)