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Life at HGSE

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Virtual Tour

View our virtual tour, where you can explore and learn about the HGSE campus, as well as key locations across Harvard University and our local community.

Virtual Tour

Gutman Library

The Gutman Library holds an extensive collection of scholarly works published in the broad fields of education, educational psychology, and human development.

Askwith Forums

A public lecture series initiated by faculty, students, and alumni that aims to address the highest-priority challenges facing education.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HGSE is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across our curriculum, in our classrooms, in our hiring for faculty and staff, and in our campus culture. 

Get Involved

You can join one of 50 active student clubs and organizations showcasing the diversity and initiatives of HGSE students.

Alumni of Color Conference

Alumni, students, practitioners, artists, and scholars from both HGSE and across the nation come together annually to share best practices and research on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Who Studies at HGSE?

HGSE students defy a single mold, but share a singularly vital goal: to make a difference through education.



Finding the right housing is an important part of your experience as a HGSE student. The Office of Student Affairs offers support to help you understand your options.

Spouses and Families

Coming to campus with a partner and/or family may seem like a daunting task, but there are many resources to help make your transition as smooth and easy as possible.

Career Services

As one of the few dedicated career services offices for education students, we offer you programs and tools that look beyond simply securing a job and focus on career management.

Getting Around

At HGSE, you get the best of both worlds — the world-class culture and diversity of a big city, plus the walkable charm and buzz of a college town.

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Student Blog

The best way to understand the remarkable diversity and capacity of HGSE students is to meet the students themselves. Find out what brings our students to Harvard and how they plan to make an impact through the profiles, research stories, videos, blogs, and student events listed throughout the HGSE website.

Student Blog and Videos

Read posts and watch videos to get useful tips from current master’s and doctoral students.

Lynneth Solis

Doctoral candidate; Ed.M.'10 – Mind, Brain, and Education

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