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Degree Programs

Master's Programs

Choose from 13 yearlong intensive master's programs exploring the most challenging and exciting questions in education research, policy, and practice.

Join an extraordinary community of educators from across the country and around the world who are dedicated to improving lives and shaping the future through the transformative power of education. Choose a core focus area  — our Ed.M. programs explore everything from international education policy to cognitive development and education technology — and take full advantage of Harvard's extensive intellectual and professional resources, including coursework at other Harvard graduate schools and rewarding field internships in Cambridge, Boston, and beyond. 

Doctoral Programs

Join a world-class community of scholars and education leaders exploring new frontiers in learning and teaching.

Doctoral study at Harvard means full immersion in one of the world's most dynamic and influential intellectual communities. At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, two distinct doctoral programs leverage the extraordinary interdisciplinary strengths of the entire university. The Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) prepares experienced educators for system-level leadership roles in school districts, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and beyond; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) empowers cutting-edge interdisciplinary research informed by the cognitive sciences, economics, medicine, the humanities, and more. 

Please note: The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) enrolled its final cohort in Fall 2013 but continues to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to have a broad impact in the worlds of policy and practice.