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Degree Programs

HGSE’s mission is to prepare education leaders and innovators who will change the world by improving education. We hold true to that mission in these uncertain times by offering a fully online learning experience in academic year 2020-2021. We have crafted a rich suite of online courses and co-curricular experiences designed to incorporate the best and most innovative digital learning practices. Learn more about our degree programs below. 

For more information about HGSE’s online learning experience during academic year 2020-2021, read Dean Bridget Long’s announcement to the community and explore frequently asked questions about our plans. 

Master's Programs

HGSE is offering a one-time only online Master’s in Education in fall 2020. This opportunity is a high-quality and flexible pathway to preparing you for the myriad ways one can make a difference in education today. If you are a student or professional seeking rigorous academics grounded in real-world problems, an educator ready to become a leader, or an innovator looking to improve lives, we welcome you join our community. Learn more about this one-time opportunity for our online master’s degree, enrolling fall 2020.

If you are not yet ready to apply for academic year 2020-2021, we invite you to complete the Introduce Yourself form to stay informed about our plans for academic year 2021-2022. 

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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. 

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