Details at a Glance
With a genealogy dating to a one-room Nashville schoolhouse in 1785, Peabody College today is a world-class college of education and human development, consistently ranked one of the top ten education schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Our mission is to enhance the human condition, with a particular focus on children’s learning and development. We do this as we always have, through the preparation of teachers and leaders; through cycles of research, implementation, and refinement; through service to families, schools, and communities; and through external engagement with professionals, leaders, and policy-makers. Peabody’s focus on learning differences has helped to define the college, as has a reputation for empirical rigor in educational neuroscience; child, family, and community development; special education; the learning sciences; and educational leadership and policy. Peabody is devoted to creating opportunity in an increasingly diverse society and to solving large societal problems.
December 1 - Ph.D.
December 31 - M.Ed., M.P.P., Ed.D.
Peabody College processes applications after the above specified priority deadlines for master's and Ed.D. programs, but admission and financial assistance will depend on availability of space and funds in the department to which the application is made.
Clubs & Associations
The Peabody Offices of Professional and Graduate Education (POPGE)—comprised of Peabody Career Services, Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Peabody Office of Student Engagement—provide co-curricular activities and programming year-round to meet the diverse needs of students.
What Our Students Say
My [Peabody degree] helped me to better understand the public sector landscape, while also emphasizing the community's role in creating solutions to complex community problems.Robert Robinson, Community Development and Action (M.Ed.) ‘13
I know with confidence that my impact in the field reflects Peabody's No. 1 ranking.Sissy Peters, High Incidence Special Education (M.Ed.) ‘13
I rely on the data analysis and data research skills I learned through the HEA program in using data to drive actionable change in local and state education policy.Karla Coleman García, Higher Education Administration (M.Ed.) ‘16
My [Peabody degree] helped me to better understand the public sector landscape, while also emphasizing the community's role in creating solutions to complex community problems.
I know with confidence that my impact in the field reflects Peabody's No. 1 ranking.
I rely on the data analysis and data research skills I learned through the HEA program in using data to drive actionable change in local and state education policy.