School of Education Johns Hopkins University

School of Education Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD
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April 1
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The Johns Hopkins University

As one of the nation's leading research institutions, 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, as well as in Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China.

The School of Education

Established in 2007, the Johns Hopkins 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 among the top graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report. 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. Four research and development centers support the school's work: the Center for Research and Reform in Education, Center for Social Organization of Schools, Center for Technology in Education and Institute for Education Policy. Approximately 2,400 School of Education students are enrolled online and at the university's Baltimore Homewood and Columbia campuses in Maryland.

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD): The PhD is a full-time program aimed at preparing students to become future leaders in educational research that will shape policy and practice at all levels of education. A selected number of PhD candidates receive full tuition assistance and an annual stipend to support full-time study. Doctor of Education (EdD): Students in the part-time, online EdD program are groomed to become leaders in school reform by developing their capacity to apply scholarship to practice. With various specializations offered within the program, graduates will be prepared for a wide variety of leadership positions in pre-K-12 education and the education profession, in general.

Master's Degrees

The School of Education offers several master's degree programs, both full- and part-time, that will help put you on the path to your dream career as an educator. They are the Master of Arts in Teaching, with concentrations in elementary education and secondary education in a variety of subject areas; Master of Science in Special Education, with concentrations leading to both certification and non-certification; Master of Science in Counseling, with concentrations in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling; Master of Science in Education, with concentrations in school administration and supervision, reading, gifted education, technology for educators (online), educational studies (various options, including the online Teach For America and online TNTP collaborations and a new partnership with Urban Teachers); and Master of Education in the Health Professions (online), representing an innovative collaboration among five Johns Hopkins University schools (Business; Education; Medicine; Nursing; and Public Health) that prepares the next generation of health professionals to teach effectively in school and training programs in medicine, public health, nursing and other health-related professions. In addition, the school's Division of Public Safety Leadership program offers the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (online and face-to-face) and Master of Science in Intelligence Analysis.


No matter the field, the Johns Hopkins School of Education has a program to suit your needs. 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. The school's program spans multiple disciplines, including Administration, Supervision and Leadership; Counseling and Human Development; Education in the Health Professions; Special Education and Gifted Education; and Teaching and Learning. The school offers graduate certificates for several different specializations within these disciplines, all catered to a set of students as varied as the subjects themselves. All our graduate certificate programs are part-time and nearly all can be completed within one to two years. Several of these certificates are available online. Program participants have the opportunity to complete individual graduate certificates or combine certificates and earn a Master of Science in Education or a Master of Science in Special Education. Several certificates are key components of other master's degree programs.

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.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Unlike traditional graduate schools of education, 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 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, its education programs serving more than 600,000 learners in 47 states, including the District of Columbia and Guam, and 12 countries. This interdisciplinary work includes the School of Education's Center for Research and Reform in Education, Center for Social Organization of Schools, Center for Technology in Education and Institute for Education Policy, as well as the university's Center for Talented Youth, and a Bloomberg School of Public Health initiative called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. In addition, the School of Education is leading a unique university and community partnership manifested as a state-of-the-art K-8 school, called Henderson-Hopkins, and the Weinberg Early Education Center on seven acres in East Baltimore. The school 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. Henderson-Hopkins takes a holistic approach to developing the full potential of each student, focusing on the behavioral, cognitive and physical health of the child. To find out more about School of Education programs or to apply, visit

Location & Contact

The Johns Hopkins University

School of Education

2800 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

Mariale Hardiman, Ed.D.

Interim Dean

Professor of Clinical Education

Phone: 410-516-6550

Rhodri Evans

Director, Enrollment Services

Phone: 410-516-0741

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Education Advanced Certificate
      Post-Master's Certificate
      Graduate Certificate
      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 642
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 167
    • * 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 Comp Exam Required for some and portfolio, capstone project and/or internship; PRAXIS II (subject area assessments) for initial teacher preparation programs that lead to licensure
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 2,008
    • Accepted 1,320
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 1,044
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $80
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 1st April 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (for full-time programs only); PRAXIS I/core or state-approved alternative (for initial teacher preparation programs that lead to licensure), minimum of 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; curriculum vitae/resume; letters of recommendation (3 for full-time programs, 2 for part-time programs); dispositions survey
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE (for PhD only), master's degree from regionally- or nationally-accredited institution; minimum GPA of 3.0 in previous undergraduate and graduate studies (for Ed!D only); official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended; three letters of recommendation; curriculum vitae/resume; personal statement; dispositions survey
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesminimum of bachelor's degree from regionally- or nationally-accredited institution (master's degree for some programs); minimum GPA of 3.0 in all previous programs of study; official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended; essay; curriculum vitae/resume; two letters of recommendation; dispositions survey
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

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 awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students2379
    • Female Percentage77%
    • Male Percentage23%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students2379
    • Part-time Percentage84%
    • Full-time Percentage16%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American19%
    • White / Caucasian52%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown or International Student7%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty328
    • Full-time Percentage32%
    • Part-time Percentage68%
    • Female Percentage75%
    • Male Percentage25%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchComprehensive school reform, dropout prevention, evidence-based decision making in education, neuro-education, entrepreneurial leadership
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$42,824,109


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