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Earn your Doctor of Philosophy

The International Education and Entrepreneurship concentration enables students to develop enterprises of a cultural, educational, humanitarian or business nature that show a full understanding of the host culture and its relation in theory and practice with Western cultures. It allows theoretical study with a practical impulse that involves an awareness of business and educational systems and their development in existing, new and emerging arenas.

The foundation courses combine comparative study of the educational and cultural systems of the world with experiential learning in entrepreneurship. The grasp of a nation’s outlook revealed by its education provides the key to understanding its intellectual and managerial endeavors; the practical skill of entrepreneurship suggests new ways of applying existing resources and encourages the development of new ideas in all fields. This concentration achieves its aim through a blend of theoretical study and practical engagement. Practical application and experience are achieved by each student in a six month internship in a country other than the home country.

Degree Plan

Requirements for a Ph.D. degree with a concentration in International Education and Entrepreneurship:

Ph.D. in International Education and Entrepreneurship Degree Plan (PDF)


Admission to doctoral study is restricted to applicants whose backgrounds show promise of scholarship in their field of study. For admission to the doctoral program, an applicant must submit:

  • Evidence of an earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts of all college or university work.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a professional colleague or former professor.
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores.
  • Other specific criteria may be required by concentrations within the Ph.D. program.

International Applicants:

  • Regardless of English proficiency documentation, all international students from non-English speaking countries will be evaluated for English proficiency upon arrival at UIW. If English proficiency is deemed lower than UIW's requirements, the student may not be allowed to take courses other than English as a Second Language until the deficiency is removed.