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International Comparative Education (ICE)

What is ICE?

The International Comparative Education (ICE) concentration is a multidisciplinary, international, cross-cultural program of training that places educational problems into an international and comparative framework.

Doctoral and Master's programs


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"As a student in the ICE/IEPA program, I became familiar with education in a broader international context and developed skills in qualitative and quantitative research to analyze educational problems scientifically. Such an approach has proved valuable to me both as an education researcher and an observer of current events. More specifically, I thoroughly enjoyed the program’s diverse coursework in research methods, statistics, economics, international relations, and social entrepreneurship."

Ashutosh Bhuradia, ICE MA '16

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"My formation as an economist skewed me toward quantitatively-oriented courses, which equipped me with top-notch skills to evaluate programs and policies. However, I believe the theoretical courses in international comparative education, along with the economics of education course, helped me develop a well-rounded researcher profile with a strong theoretical foundation, as they challenged my views of society and education on a daily basis."

Idalia Rodriguez Morales, IEPA MA '16

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"I love all the detailed constructive feedback I get on my MA paper at each stage of the process. The comments are always helpful, and they enable me to constantly improve the quality of my research and writing. It's so wonderful (and rare!) that professors and TAs take the time to give such in-depth individual feedback. I feel really well-supported throughout the research process. The ICE faculty and TAs are fully invested in making our MA papers as strong as possible."

Catherine Julia Winn Galloway, ICE MA '16