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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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"Beyond coursework, the ICE program offers students the unique chance to learn from and work with an exceptional set of faculty. The opportunity to work with leaders in multiple disciplines has contributed to my growth as a scholar in a way that would otherwise not have been possible."

Jamie Johnston, ICE Doctoral Candidate

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"While there are core requirements to anchor students in comparative education, we are free to take classes and seminars in other departments across the University, which gives a real breadth to our graduate training. The methodological preparation is outstanding, particularly in quantitative methods, which I think puts us in a strong position to pursue rigorous academic and policy work."

Julia Lerch, ICE Doctoral candidate

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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