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Applications are now open. Select your degree below to find out exactly what is needed to apply.
Application requirements for Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) and all Master’s in Education (Ed.M.) programs.
Ph.D. application requirements can be found on the Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website.
Application requirements for the Certification in Advanced Study (C.A.S.) and non-degree study.
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education strives to prepare leaders in education and to generate knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success. Civic leadership and learning are important components in achieving this. Those who engage responsibly in exercising their rights and freedoms will not have their chances of admission compromised, nor will admissions offers be revoked, regardless of whether they face disciplinary action by their schools or districts as a result of peaceful protest.
While our admissions process is highly selective, it is also personalized, comprehensive, and fair. There is no single formula or criterion for admission. HGSE looks for students with a passion for education, diverse life and work experiences, and a deep commitment to making an impact in the world — as educators, researchers, policymakers, and service-minded leaders of character and integrity.
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