The Global Higher Education (GHE) Program is a master’s degree program specialized in training future generations of global-minded professionals and scholars in international education, higher education administration, and student affairs. The GHE program is a leading program committed to fostering student success, happiness, and well-being,
- Provides pathways to careers in higher education administration and student affairs, especially in international education, such as international student advisors, academic advisors, study abroad advisors, international admissions counselors, international education program coordinators, career advisors, and student success coaches, etc. Click here to read more about GHE alumni job placement.
- Prepares future scholars and researchers focusing on global learning, international student mobility, international and comparative education, and higher education research, etc. Click here to find out where some of our alumni are pursuing their Ph.D. degrees now.
Unique Strengths of the Program
- Connect education with career development
- Embedded internship and career development program
- A family-like collaborative learning community
- Individualized mentoring and career coaching throughout the program
- 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 in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
- 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: $6125.28 per semester for resident (in-state) students; $12,788.72 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.
- Our graduates job placement rate is 93% or higher since 2013.
- The success rate of our graduates receiving Ph.D. program admission offers is around 93% since 2015.
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.