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206 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Fax: 612-624-3377

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OLPD Ph.D.: Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) Track: Leadership for Intercultural and International Education Program

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The deadline for the 2017 LIIE cohort has passed. The next cohort should begin enrolling in 2020.

How to Apply

Financial Aid (OneStop)

About the Program

This cohort-based doctorate program for international educators and those interested in leadership in international/intercultural contexts, is oriented toward working professionals and is specifically designed to meet the needs of leaders working in highly diverse organizational settings. It is possible to remain fully employed while studying for this advanced degree.

Students enrolled in the program spend three weeks on the U of MN-Twin cities campus for three summers (typically late June through mid-July) and complete courses offered online during the fall and spring semesters. Students also complete a 24 credit dissertation. This is often a dissertation thesis, the results of which, provide a contribution to their own organization as well as a related professional field.

Who Enrolls?

Students are leaders and policy-makers working in international education, intercultural training and organizational development in diverse international/intercultural contexts. Our students themselves come from multicultural backgrounds, and bring a breadth of learning experiences to the classroom.


For further information on this program, contact:

Christopher Johnstone
Phone: 612-625-2505
Skype: cjjohnstone1

Revised September 15, 2017