Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Established 1920
Type Private
Endowment US$493 million
Dean James E. Ryan
Students 876
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Website gse.harvard.edu
Longfellow Hall
Larsen Hall

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University, and is one of the top schools of education in the United States. It was founded in 1920, the same year it invented the Ed.D. degree.

It offers three doctoral programs: the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.), the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and the Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.L.D.). The Ph.D. program replaces the Ed.D. program, which enrolled its final cohort of students in fall 2013.[1][2][3] HGSE also offers thirteen masters programs. These include Arts in Education, Education Policy and Management, Higher Education, International Education Policy, Special Studies, Technology Innovation and Education, Teacher Education, Mind, Brain and Education, Prevention Science and Practice, School Leadership, Human Development and Psychology, Language and Literacy, and Learning and Teaching.

Led by Dean James E. Ryan, the mission of HGSE is to prepare leaders in education and to generate knowledge to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success. It seeks to accomplish this mission by operating at the nexus of practice, policy, and research.

It is associated with the Harvard Education Publishing Group whose imprint is the Harvard Education Press and publishes the Harvard Educational Review.[4]

Notable people[edit]

See also: Harvard University people

Current faculty members[edit]

Past faculty members[edit]

Alumni (master's and doctoral)[edit]


  1. ^ "Ph.D. in Education Approved". Harvard.edu Website. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Doctor of Education". Harvard.edu Website. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Doctor of Philosophy in Education". Harvard.edu Website. Retrieved 2015-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Harvard Education Publishing Group". Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Fox, Margalit. "Gerald S. Lesser, Shaper of ‘Sesame Street,’ Dies at 84", The New York Times, October 4, 2010. Accessed October 4, 2010.

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Coordinates: 42°22′32″N 71°07′18″W / 42.37542°N 71.12177°W / 42.37542; -71.12177