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International & Transcultural Studies

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The Department of International and Transcultural Studies hosts two graduate programs that offer degrees at the masters, advanced masters, and doctoral levels:

The two programs have a long list of distinguished faculty and alumni that have changed academic thought and professional practice in their respective fields.

The Anthropology and Education program has a strong commitment to advance scholarship and innovative practices in education in and outside the classroom, in the United States and abroad, using ethnographic methods. Its faculty and students closely collaborate with scholars, researchers, and practitioners across Teachers College and in the wider Columbia University community.

The International and Comparative Education program was established in 1899 making it the oldest graduate program in the United States, possibly in the world. It is also the largest program with several professional and geographic concentrations that help advance students expertise and skills. The program has produced leaders in international organizations, government as well as in academia who have shaped education in developing countries, fragile states, and advanced economies.

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