HGSE’s mission is to prepare education leaders and innovators who will change the world by improving education. Through a rich suite of courses and co-curricular experiences designed to incorporate the best learning practices, along with the expert mentorship of Harvard's exceptional faculty, a degree from HGSE prepares you to make a difference in education today — at all levels and across all roles. Learn more about our degree programs below.
Master's in Education
HGSE's Master's in Education — a full-time, one-year, on-campus Ed.M. — has five distinct program options spanning education leadership and entrepreneurship, education policy, human development, teaching and teacher leadership, and learning design and technology. If you're an aspiring or established educator, leader, and innovator who seeks an immersive Harvard experience that's deeply grounded in field-facing challenges — and that offers limitless opportunities for personal and professional growth and impact — we welcome you to join our community.
Online Master's in Education Leadership
HGSE's Master's in Education Leadership — an online, part-time, two-year Ed.M. program — is designed for dynamic professionals interested in deepening their impact and connecting with a network of outstanding faculty and peers, all with the convenience of an online program that complements their careers. If you've got at least seven years of relevant or transferrable work experience and are looking for a master's program that lets you embrace new leadership roles, we welcome you to join our community.
Doctoral study at Harvard means full immersion into one of the world's most dynamic and influential intellectual communities. At the Harvard Graduate School of Education, two distinct and fully funded doctoral programs leverage the extraordinary interdisciplinary strengths of the university:
- The Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) prepares experienced educators for system-level leadership roles in school districts, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
- The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) empowers cutting-edge interdisciplinary research informed by the cognitive sciences, economics, medicine, the humanities, and more.