School of Education Johns Hopkins University

School of Education Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
April 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
8 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


The Johns Hopkins University

As the nation's leading research institution, Johns Hopkins brings to education the same dedication it brings to other disciplines by leading the way in developing the best educational practices for the benefit of all learners. Established in 1876, the university has nine academic divisions (arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, international studies, medicine, music, nursing, and public health), and has campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area, and in Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China.

The School of Education

Established in 2007, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE) has quickly taken its place as a national leader in education reform through research and teaching. Grounded in the Johns Hopkins tradition of research and innovation, SOE is ranked #1 among graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report and receives more funded research than any other graduate school of education in the United States. The school addresses some of the most challenging problems facing education today, from early childhood to the adult learner, through doctorate and graduate programs, research and development activities, external partnerships with school systems and educational entrepreneurs, and collaborative connections to the broader Johns Hopkins research community.

Three research and development centers support the school's work: the Center for Research and Reform in Education, the Center for Social Organization of Schools, and the Center for Technology in Education. Approximately 1,500 SOE students are enrolled at the university's Homewood campus in Baltimore and two off-campus centers located in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD): This unique interdisciplinary learning experience prepares top scholars in education research, practice, and policy who possess the analytical capabilities for identifying problems and crafting solutions beyond one academic discipline. A selected number of PhD candidates receive full tuition assistance and an annual stipend to support full-time study.

Doctor of Education (EdD): This online program prepares an exceptional corps of practicing educational leaders to meet the challenges associated with improving both the public and private education environment. Graduates of this part-time program will be prepared for a wide variety of leadership positions in preK-12 settings and the education industry. See more details for specialization tracks.

Master's Degrees

The SOE offers a variety of master's degrees in teacher preparation, teacher development and leadership, special education, counseling and human services, and interdisciplinary studies.


Educators interested in learning a new specialty or who want to keep pace with the latest advances in a special topic of interest can choose from a wide selection of graduate certificate programs, including how brain research affects learning, online teaching, data-based decision making, and leadership in technology integration, to name a few.

Program Formats

Students can take advantage of flexible full and part-time formats. Accelerated full-time formats are available in teacher preparation, special education, and counseling and human services (school counseling). In addition, a number of online offerings are available.

New Programs for 2014-15

MS Gifted Education: designed for educators to better understand, identify, and meet the unique learning needs of advanced-level learners. Program will prepare teachers and administrators for leadership roles in field of gifted education with an emphasis on research and program development.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Unlike traditional graduate schools of education, the SOE partners with research-based colleagues across Johns Hopkins to address the challenges of PK-12 education and adult learning. This partnership creates an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to preparing students and strengthening school leadership and research. As a result, SOE students learn from an extraordinary blend of faculty members and researchers in arts and sciences, business, engineering, medicine, nursing, and public health. Students can choose from a wide variety of joint programs and learn from faculty who are bringing cutting edge ideas to school reform that are being recognized as national and international models.

In addition, SOE's curriculum and action research projects are urban focused, data-driven, and culturally responsive, providing students the skills needed to tackle complex problems in some of the most challenged schools.

Creating Programs with High Impact

Johns Hopkins researchers have successfully affected student achievement worldwide. Johns Hopkins's education programs serve more than 600,000 learners, in 47 states (including the District of Columbia and Guam), and 12 countries. This work crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and includes the SOE's three research centers--the Center for Research and Reform in Education, the Center for Social Organization of Schools, and the Center for Technology in Education-- the Center for Talented Youth; and a Bloomberg School of Public Health initiative, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

In addition, SOE is leading a unique university and community partnership that includes a state-of-the-art K-8 school and early education center on seven acres in a community catchment area in East Baltimore. The SOE is committed to ensuring that the school serves a diverse, mixed-income community, and is recognized as one of the highest performing schools in Baltimore.

SOE students can take advantage of a variety of learning opportunities in administration, teaching, and counseling in the East Baltimore School. The project, Henderson-Hopkins, takes a holistic approach to developing the potential of each student and focuses on the behavioral, cognitive, and physical health of the child. The project also emphasizes family and community involvement supported by wrap around services. Henderson-Hopkins provides a unique interdisciplinary learning experience through other Johns Hopkins schools involved in the project, including medicine, nursing, and public health.

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Location & Contact

The Johns Hopkins University

School of Education

2800 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

David A. Andrews, Ph.D.


Phone: 410-516-7820
Fax: 410-516-6697

Ms. Jennifer Shaffer

Director of Admissions

Phone: 410-516-9797
Fax: 410-516-9799

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Departments & Programs

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Education Certificate
      Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)
      Doctor of Education (Ed D)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
      Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 565
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 242
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


76% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 967
    • Accepted 742
    • Acceptance Rate 76
    • Enrolled 457
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $80
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 1st April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for full-time programs only); PRAXIS I or equivalent (for teacher preparation programs that lead to licensure), bachelor's degree from regionally- or nationally-accredited institution, minimum GPA of 3.0 in all previous programs of study, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, essay, and curriculum vitae/resume, minimum of two letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (for PhD only), master's degree from regionally- or nationally-accredited institution, minimum GPA of 3.0 (for EdD only), official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae/resume, personal statement
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesbachelor's degree from regionally- or nationally-accredited institution (master's for some programs), minimum GPA of 3.0 in all previous programs of study, official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, essay, and curriculum vitae/resume, minimum of two letters of recommendation
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 600 paper-based; 100 iBT) or IELTS (minimum score 7)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1506
    • Female Percentage75%
    • Male Percentage25%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1506
    • Part-time Percentage86%
    • Full-time Percentage14%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American14%
    • White / Caucasian62%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown6%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty238
    • Full-time Percentage27%
    • Part-time Percentage73%
    • Female Percentage65%
    • Male Percentage35%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchComprehensive school reform, use of technology in instruction, student performance in at-risk schools, dropout prevention, evidence-based decision making in education, school and public safety, literacy, college and career access of low-resourced students, neuro-education, and entrepreneurial leadership
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$10,926,989



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