Author Archives: HGSE Admissions

2017-18 Application Launch

We are pleased to announce that our online application is now live! You can access the form, requirements, and instructions on our website. The application deadline for the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) is December 15, 2016, while the Master of Education (Ed.M.) deadline is January 5, 2017. HGSE and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) additionally offer the interfaculty Ph.D. in Education. Applications for this research-based doctorate must be submitted to GSAS by December 1, 2016.

Also, we have posted many of our fall recruitment events on our website and we encourage you to check our website for details – If you are able to visit the Cambridge area this fall, we will be hosting the following on campus events:

Please do not hesitate to engage with us via email at or on Twitter (@hgse_admissions).

Diversity Recruitment Program – Alumni Panel Video

At this year’s on campus Admissions event, the 26th Annual Diversity Recruitment Program, we were able to record our Careers and Alumni panel. We are excited to share this new resource with you as you continue to explore the HGSE community.

Careers and Alumni Panel – Moderated by Valerie Sutton, Director of Career Services

Ola Abiose, Ed.M.’15, Human Development and Psychology

Halah Alqatani, Ed.M.’15, Technology, Innovation, and Education

Marc Johnson, Ed.D.’15

Alfatah Moore, Ed.M.’13, Education Policy and Management

Student to Student: The HGSE Community

Hello to all the “Notes from Appian Way” readers out there! It is not often that we, the Admissions Office, post on the blog but we wanted to share a new resource that is available to everyone.

We are excited to introduce this year’s blogger video series “Student to Student” – an opportunity to hear our bloggers talk candidly about their experiences at HGSE. We hope that you enjoy the video and hope that these will inspire you to complete your application for admission!

Meet Our Bloggers: Joshua Jenkins

Joshua Jenkins is an Master’s of Education candidate in the Language and Literacy strand, pursuing licensure as a reading specialist. Josh was a special educator and reading interventionist in New Orleans and is interested in the research on reading disabilities and what all grown-ups can do to help bolster reading development for all children.


Ghazal Gulati is a Master’s in Education candidate in the International Education Policy Program. After transitioning from finance to teaching, Ghazal is now interested in systems design for monitoring and evaluation programs. With a love for museums, she is enjoying exploring the historic aspects of Cambridge and Boston!


Gerardo Ochoa is a Master’s of Education candidate in the Higher Education Program.  He has dedicated his professional journey to address issues of college access, persistence, affordability, and helping students find their life purpose. Born in Michoacán, Mexico, Gerardo now calls Portland, OR home.  Follow Gerardo on twitter at @gerardoochoa.



Meet Our Bloggers: Emily Petersell

Emily Petersell is a Master’s of Education candidate in the Higher Education program. Her interests include the internationalization of universities, increasing access to higher education for underrepresented groups, and building diverse and inclusive campuses.