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Graduate School of Education

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

Master of Education
Doctor of Education Leadership
Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Our Program

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is an impact-focused professional school that is working to improve opportunities and outcomes for all learners by engaging the field to put powerful ideas into practice. We do this by:

  • Preparing education leaders, researchers, and innovators
  • Generating knowledge to improve outcomes 
  • Communicating, convening, and partnering with the field

Since 1920, the Harvard Graduate School of Education has prepared talented, passionate individuals to become transformative leaders in education. Everything we do at HGSE is grounded in the belief that education is the most pressing issue of our time, and that research-based education practice and policy have the power to create a more just and prosperous society. HGSE faculty, students, and alumni produce groundbreaking research in fields as diverse as the moral development of children, international education policy, organizational leadership, early childhood education, and learning design. They also engage in evidence-based practices to support students, schools and organizations, and systems to foster educational improvement. 


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    Certified Academic Transcripts
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    Personal Statement
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    3 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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    Financial Aid Available
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    Application Fee Waivers Available