International Education Doctorate

International Education Doctorate

  • Delivery: 
    Partially Online
  • Total credits: 
  • Credential: 
    Doctorate Degree
  • Admission GPA: 
    3.0 undergraduate; 3.50 graduate
  • Application deadlines: 
    January 6, 2017, for summer 2017
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    College of Education and Human Development

This interdisciplinary doctoral program is offered through the University of Minnesota's Comparative International Development and Education (CIDE) program area. This cohort-based program, oriented toward working professionals, is specifically designed to meet the needs of educators and trainers in both international contexts and those in the United States. Students may transfer in up to 12 credits with adviser or designee approval. 

Graduates will be able to address theoretical and applied issues that international organizations encounter. Students will complete course work emphasizing crosscultural leadership perspectives, organizational development and change, comparative education systems, educational policy, economics of education, and program evaluation.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For information on program tuition and related costs, please contact Dr. Christopher Johnstone (612-625-2505; or Dr. Deanne Magnusson (612-626-9647;

Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form in order to apply for financial aid. Use code 003969 when applying for financial aid for this program. One Stop offers additional information on financial aid.

Hybrid/Cohort-Based Model

Students enrolled in the program spend three to four weeks on the University of Minnesota−Twin Cities campus for three summers (typically from late June through mid-July), and complete courses offered online during the fall and spring semesters.

International Students

Applicants who are not US citizens or Permanent Residents should understand that the University of Minnesota’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program does not meet the requirements for eligibility needed to obtain the appropriate F-1 student visa or status because the DNP has limited (fewer than four) face-to-face on-site classes per DNP course. During the application process, we ask that international students use ECE or WES credential services for the evaluations.

Sample Courses

  • OLPD 5044 Introduction to the Economics of Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5048 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5124 Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5132 Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5501 Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3 cr)

Visit the program website for complete curriculum.