Fact Sheet

The Johns Hopkins School of Education is ranked among the top graduate schools of education by U.S. News & World Report. The university also was ranked #13 in education in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2022.


The mission of Johns Hopkins School of Education is to generate knowledge to inform policy and practice and educate society to address the most important challenges faced by individuals, schools, and communities.


The Johns Hopkins University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). 

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Master of Science in Counseling degree program, with concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).


All Johns Hopkins School of Education programs leading to licensure are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, a participant in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement.


Johns Hopkins University has been developing education leaders for more than 100 years, but 2017 marks the first decade of its renowned School of Education.


Dean: Christopher C. Morphew

Online Enrollment: Yes, depending on program

Total Enrollment: 1,741 (Fall 2022)

Faculty: 84 full-time; 23 joint, emeriti, or courtesy appointments

Degrees Awarded Annually: 919 degrees awarded (2021-22)

Year Established: 1909; became the School of Education in 2007

Alumni: Approximately 24,000


The school’s research centers, institutes and initiatives generate new insights that improve education around the world.


The School of Education typically awards approximately 1,000 degrees annually.
Programs include:

Doctoral Programs (PhD and online EdD)

Master of Science in Counseling with concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

Master of Science in Education in a variety of specializations

Master of Education in the Health Professions

Master of Science in Special Education with concentrations in Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities and Severe Disabilities

Graduate Certificates


The mission of the Johns Hopkins School of Education is to generate knowledge to inform policy and practice and educate society to address the most important challenges faced by individuals, schools, and communities.


The Johns Hopkins School of Education is committed to advancing and disseminating knowledge to increase educational opportunity and transform lives.


The goal of these dispositions is to illustrate our continued commitment, as a member of Johns Hopkins University, to produce candidates who are aware and ethical in pursuing their chosen practice.

All candidates who complete a certificate, master’s degree, and/or doctorate in the School of Education will be:

1. Research Centered

1.1 Committed to Inquiry and Innovation

Candidates will a) be prepared to foster in others and engage in themselves the pursuit of life-long learning, continuous self-reflection, and research within their own practice or beyond; b) maintain fluency in scholarship in their field, professional knowledge, as well as in effective and ethical practices; c) evaluate and effectively implement appropriate new methods and tools; and d) incorporate appropriate knowledge-building technologies in their practice.

1.2 Committed to Being a Reflective Practitioner

Candidates will a) actively engage in critical, creative, and metacognitive thinking to support conceptual understanding; and b) engage in independent and interdependent problem solving and experiential approaches to learning.

1.3 Committed to Practice-Centered Research

Candidates will a) seek links between research in the field and application in professional practice; b) define their professional identity not only as scholars, but also as producers of research as a method of improving professional practice; and c) seek to understand the context of professional practice to deepen the understanding and application of their research.

2. Collaborative

2.1 Committed to Creating Positive Climates

Candidates will a) promote a climate in which learning is valued and on-going; b) provide choices to enable all to share in and contribute to social and intellectual life; and c) uphold fair and equitable standards for conduct that encourage responsibility, mutual respect, and civic values, and that safeguard the physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being of each and every member of the community.

2.2 Committed to Active Engagement

Candidates will a) actively engage in a community of learners that develop relationships, programs, and projects with colleagues in P-20 schools and educational agencies designed to improve the quality of education for each and every student and education professional; and b) contribute professionally to the field at local, regional, state, and national levels.

3. Socially and Culturally Conscious

3.1 Committed to Fostering Social Justice

Candidates will a) seek to understand their own privileges and/or prejudices, the stereotypes embedded in educational materials, rules/laws, policies and the cultural bias that exist in schools and other education-related or societal institutions; b) work toward a global society where equality is recognized as a basic human right; c) promote social and environmental responsibility; and d) empower self and others to identify opportunities for growth toward excellence and equity.

3.2 Committed to Developing Cross-Cultural Competence

Candidates will a) promote respect for self, students, families, and cultures; b) demonstrate a belief that everyone can learn and values human diversity and equity in the learning environment; and c) examine own biases and prejudices and develop necessary awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and skills for effectively and respectfully teaching and mentoring people whose culture differs from their own.

4. Ethical

4.1 Committed to Acting Responsibly

Candidates will a) act with integrity, are considerate, respectful, punctual, appropriate in appearance, conduct, and in all interactions with students, families, mentors, and colleagues; and b) be creative and self-reliant in finding appropriate solutions to problems and managing dilemmas.

 4.2 Committed to Acting with Integrity

Candidates will a) conduct themselves in a professional manner; b) be honest, open to constructive feedback from others, manage situations of conflict and their own stress appropriately, and take responsibility for own actions; and c) conduct research and practice efforts intended to discover what is rather than to prove what may be anticipated.