MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education

COVID- 19 Update

Due to COVID-19, BGSU is temporarily waiving the GRE and GMAT requirements for all applicants to the MACIE program through fall 2021 (please see the alternative option for this on the MACIE Application Process page). 
Graduate application fees for new domestic applicants to MACIE for the fall semester are also being waived through fall 2021.


MACIE, the Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural and International Education is an academic, research-oriented graduate program in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy (EFLP) at Bowling Green State University.

The MACIE program offers students rigorous coursework with opportunities for collaborative, community service. We prepare our graduates to be effective leaders in cross-cultural and international education arenas. With a core curriculum in educational foundations, research methods, and a minor outside of Education, our students examine education issues from diverse perspectives in international, transnational, and global contexts. 

The program connects cultural and international understanding with educational theory and practice through a unique combination of courses from several disciplines at BGSU. Students construct the academic basis for their program from select courses in the College of Education and Human Development and other colleges on campus. The students then apply this academic foundation to a practical cross-cultural/ international internship experience. Students have participated in a variety of internships in formal and non-formal settings, including international sites in China, South Africa, Vietnam, Chile, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Belize, and domestically with Yup'ik students in Alaska, refugee organizations in Colorado, Washington and Texas, and Mexican migrant populations in Ohio, Michigan Washington and other states. Students complete the MACIE program with comprehensive examinations, applied project, or a master’s thesis.

Find more information on applying to MACIE on the Application Process page.

Do you have questions about MACIE? Contact Dr. Margaret Booth, MACIE Program Coordinator, at, or +1 (419) 372-7975.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate degree, students in Cross-Cultural and International Education are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate the skills necessary for international/cross-cultural educational research. 
  • Relate academic learning to authentic problems and apply conceptually based models to real-life settings and challenges. 
  • Research and analyze issues of cultural and international understanding with educational theory and practice in local, national or international settings. 
  • Construct conceptual models of the relationship between education and global challenges/problems.

Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

The Cross-Cultural and International Education program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2019-20.

Professional Licensure (If applicable)

Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Cross-Cultural and International Education program does not lead to professional licensure.

Gainful Employment (If applicable)     

Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

The Cross-Cultural and International Education program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.

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Updated: 02/08/2023 10:23AM