The Global Higher Education (GHE) Master’s Degree Program focuses on training future generations of professionals and scholars striving for diversity, equity, and inclusion in a global context.

The Program

  • Provides pathways to careers in higher education administration and student affairs, especially in international education (for positions such as academic advisors, career advisors, study abroad advisors, international student advisors, international admissions counselors, and international education program coordinators, etc.)
  • Prepares future scholars and researchers in higher education administration and leadership, policy analysis, student success and well-being, accessibilities and equity, student mobility and diversity, etc.
  • Enable individuals to engage with higher education administration and leadership around the world, and to strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion in a global context.

Unique Strengths of the Program

  • Connect education with career development
  • Embedded internship and career development program
  • Individualized mentoring and career coaching throughout the program
  • A family-like collaborative learning community
  • Integrated networking and leadership skill training
  • Student-centered and individual attention throughout the program
  • Ensure services and support to alumni beyond graduation

Program at a Glance

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Length of study: 12 months (intensive track) or 1.5 year (regular track), up to 2 years (comprehensive track)
  • Delivery: Face-to-Face
  • Course requirement: Minimum 30 credits at the graduate level
  • Program starts in Fall semester each year.
  • Tuition: $6,087.24 per semester for resident (in-state) students; $12,750.68 per semester for non-resident and international students (based on 8 or more credits of graduate level in Fall semester 2022). For most ​recent ​tuition rate, please check out University Tuition and Fees.

The Department

The mission of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) is to create, evaluate, exchange, and apply knowledge about leadership, learning, and organizational performance to prepare scholars and scholar practitioners who cultivate equity and educational opportunity in a diverse and changing world.

The School of Education

The UW-Madison School of Education is consistently ranked one of the top schools of education in the nation. In the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Education Graduate Schools ratings, the School ranked No. 2 overall (tied with Harvard University).

Complementing UW-Madison’s status as one of the most ​globally connected universities in the world, the School of Education plays an important role in preparing students to be global citizens and in helping to shape UW’s broader global agenda.