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 and rigor it brings to other disciplines by leading the way in developing the best 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

Grounded in the Johns Hopkins tradition of research and innovation, the School of Education (SOE) is ranked among the top graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report.

From early childhood to adult learner, SOE addresses some of the most challenging problems facing education today, through doctorate and graduate programs, research and development activities, partnerships with school systems and education entrepreneurs, and collaborative connections to the broader Johns Hopkins research community. Four special 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 2,660 School of Education students are enrolled online and at the university's Baltimore Homewood and Columbia campuses in Maryland (several hundred of these students also take classes at other locations around the country through our alternative certification collaboration with Urban Teachers).

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD): The PhD is a full-time program aimed at preparing candidates to become future leaders in educational research that will shape policy and practice at all levels of education. All PhD candidates receive full-tuition assistance and an annual stipend to support full-time study. Doctor of Education (EdD): Candidates in the part-time, online EdD program prepare to become agents of change by developing their capacity to apply scholarship to a particular problem of education practice. Through specializations in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Urban Leadership, and Mind, Brain & Teaching, graduates prepare for a wide variety of leadership roles, from pre-K-12 to educational technology.

Master's Degrees

The School of Education can help put you on the path to your dream career as an educator through a wide range of full- and part-time master's degree programs. These are the Master of Arts in Teaching, with concentrations in elementary education and a variety of secondary education subject areas; Master of Science in Special Education, with concentrations leading to 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, digital age learning and educational technology (online), educational studies (various options, including alternative certification programs via our collaborations with Urban Teachers, Teach For America (online) and TNTP); and Master of Education in the Health Professions (online) – an innovative, cross-disciplinary program that prepares the next generation of health professionals to teach effectively in medicine, public health, nursing, and related professions.


No matter the field, the Johns Hopkins School of Education has a program to suit your needs. Educators who want to keep pace with the latest advances can choose from a graduate certificate programs that span multiple disciplines, including school administration and supervision; school and mental health counseling; special education; gifted education; Math/STEM instruction; education in the health professions; and more. The school offers several different specializations within these disciplines, all designed for a set of candidates as varied as the subjects themselves. All certificate programs are part-time – several are available online – and nearly all can be completed in one to two years. Since several certificates are key components of other master's degree programs, participants also have the opportunity to combine two certificates to earn a Master of Science in Education or a Master of Science in Special Education that fits their particular goals and strengths.

Program Formats

Candidates can take advantage of flexible, full- and part-time formats. Accelerated full-time formats are available in teacher preparation, special education, and school counseling. A number of online offerings are also available.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Unlike traditional graduate schools of education, SOE partners with research-based colleagues across Johns Hopkins University to address the challenges of pre-K-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 and research staff in arts and sciences, business, engineering, medicine, nursing and public health. Candidates can choose from a wide variety of joint programs and work with faculty who are building their cutting-edge ideas into nationally and internationally recognized models of school reform. In addition, SOE's curriculum and research projects are urban focused, data-driven and culturally responsive, giving students the skills they need to tackle complex problems in some of our most challenged schools.

Creating Programs with High Impact

Through education programs serving more than 600,000 learners in 47 states and 12 countries, SOE-associated researchers have improved student achievement around the world. Their interdisciplinary work includes that of the school’s four renowned research and policy centers as well as important initiatives like the Science of Learning Institute and the Center for Talented Youth. In addition, the Johns Hopkins School of Education leads a unique university-community partnership in East Baltimore as the operator of the Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School, a state-of-the-art K-8 school also known as Henderson-Hopkins, and the Weinberg Early Education Center. Henderson-Hopkins takes a holistic approach to the development of each student, focusing on behavioral and cognitive health as well as physical health. The School of Education is committed to ensuring that Henderson-Hopkins serves a diverse, mixed-income community and provides opportunities for each child to reach their full potential.

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Location & Contact

The Johns Hopkins University

School of Education

2800 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

Christopher C. Morphew, Ph.D.


Phone: 410-516-7820

Liz Woodward 

Director of Admissions 

Phone: 410-516-9797

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Education Advanced Certificate
      Graduate Certificate
      Post-Master's 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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