Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Doctor of Education Leadership

The Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) degree integrates the fields of education, business, and public policy in visionary ways, offering students access to the vast intellectual and professional resources of HGSE, the Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the other schools at Harvard. The Ed.L.D. Program is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of system-level leadership responsibilities in organizations such as: school systems, state departments of education, U.S. Department of Education, national policy organizations, national nonprofits or mission-based for-profits, and foundations/funders.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Enrolling its first cohort in fall 2014, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education degree combines the social sciences, sciences, arts and humanities with educational research, policy and practice to train students as academics, researchers, policy-makers, and leaders who will improve educational outcomes around the world.

Offered jointly by HGSE and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), the program draws faculty from across the university’s graduate and professional schools.  

Doctor of Education

The last Ed.D. cohort will enroll in Fall 2013.  

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree prepares education scholars and leaders for the 21st century. The program provides rigorous research training that equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to have broad impact in the worlds of policy and practice. Working with premier faculty in the field, students conduct cutting-edge research that addresses the most pressing problems in education. Graduates often assume roles as university faculty, senior-level educational leaders, policymakers, and researchers.

Master of Education

The Ed.M. is designed to be a yearlong intensive program for students who wish to study a particular field in education, acquire a general theoretical background for understanding past and future field experiences, or develop skills for use in professional work in education. Our program offerings include:

HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

HGSE lecturer Josephine Kim

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Senior Lecturer Joe Blatt

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Professor David Perkins

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Professor Jerry Murphy

Professor Jerry Murphy

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