Graduate Program Spotlight: Harvard Graduate School of Education


The PowerScore Graduate Program Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different graduate program each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school's website.


Harvard University's Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is today's Grad Program Spotlight. From the school's website:

Education touches every aspect of human activity. At the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), we believe studying and improving the enterprise of education are central to the health and future of society.

Since its founding in 1920, the Ed School has been training leaders to transform education in the United States and around the globe. Today, our faculty, students, and alumni are studying and solving the most critical challenges facing education: student assessment, the achievement gap, urban education, and teacher shortages, to name just a few. Our work is shaping how people teach, learn, and lead in schools and colleges as well as in after-school programs, high-tech companies, and international organizations. The HGSE community is pushing the frontiers of education, and the effects of our entrepreneurship are improving the world.

Type of school: Private

Setting: Urban

Size: 683 students (29 Ed.D., 25 Ed.L.D., and 629 Ed.M.) in 2010-2011

Degrees offered: Ed.M. (13 different programs), Ed.D., and Ed.L.D. (Doctor of Education Leadership)

Student-to-faculty ratio: 5.4 to 1 (according to the school's U.S. News & World Report profile)

Tuition and fees: $36,992 per year (full-time students), $4,624 per course per term (part-time) - Additional fees apply.

Cost of living (single student): $24,180 as per the school's website
Address: Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.495.3414
Email: gseadmissions@harvard.edu
Website: http://www.gse.harvard.edu
Twitter accounts: @hgse
Facebook: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Blog: Harvard GSE News & Impact

All information (except for social networking and blog information) was gathered from the school's website and the school's U.S. News & World Report profile. Please consult the school's website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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