Message from the Dean

These are both challenging and exciting times in higher education and in the world. As countries transition from a manufacturing to a knowledge economy, demand for employees with 21st-century skills continues to accelerate. The jobs and skills of the future are more complex, interdependent, and flexible. To attract and retain global learners and foster international partnerships, college and university leaders are challenged to develop a complex range of skills, abilities, and perspectives.

The Executive Master’s in Global Higher Education combines the academic rigor of a Georgetown University graduate program with unique global learning opportunities. You’ll participate in residencies abroad while engaging with experienced education professionals from around the world. You’ll also learn how to approach the field of education from a global perspective, which will prepare you with the comprehensive knowledge and strategic thinking needed to advance in your career.

Our expert faculty and applied learning approach will help you master the specific academic and professional abilities needed to create, deliver, and grow quality global education programs. Global higher education demands of professionals nuanced, interdisciplinary competencies concerning a range of complex issues, from accreditation requirements, regulatory affairs, and financial management to cultural differences and social justice issues.

Educators with a global perspective are needed to prepare the world’s citizens for a global and interconnected economy. Technology and new educational modalities mean that the world has become smaller with new and exciting opportunities for developing and delivering rigorous, high-quality programs. There has never been a more exciting time to build a career in global higher education.

I invite you to get to know the program and the Georgetown University community as you consider this important step in your professional journey.

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Kelly J. Otter, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Continuing Studies