Frequency Part-time, full-time
Format Online, in-person
Completion Time 2 to 5 years
Credits 33-39

The individualized, interdisciplinary Master of Science in Education from the Johns Hopkins School of Education provides a flexible learning pathway for educators and leaders.

This customizable master’s degree program allows students to design a personalized curriculum that aligns with their unique career goals. Students develop expertise in one or two areas of education while retaining a broad focus on educational practice and systems.

In this program, students can focus on what they choose. The goal is to prepare educators with a diverse range of knowledge and skills so that they can become effective leaders in a variety of fields — from school administration to education policy.

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Core Faculty

  • Eric Rice, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Faculty Lead, Educational Studies Program


    Counseling & Educational Studies


    Social Context of Education, Urban Education

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  • Christine Eith, PhD

    Assistant Professor


    Advanced Studies in Education

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Program Overview

There are two pathways for completing the degree requirements for this program. One pathway allows students to undertake in-depth study in a particular area of specialization. The second pathway allows students to combine two graduate certificates into a master’s degree to meet their professional development goals. 

Prospective students planning to apply to the individualized, interdisciplinary MS in Ed Studies program should consult with a program adviser about which pathway best meets their needs before they apply.

Prospective students planning on completing one or two graduate certificates as part of their program of study should apply for admission into the certificate(s) at the same time they apply to the master’s program. As part of the application process, applicants must write an essay describing how the program will contribute to their future plans. The essay for admission into the two-certificate pathway must address how the certificates will work together to foster the prospective student’s future plans, and admission to the master’s program is contingent upon admission to the two certificates. Students interested in the two-certificate pathway must apply for admission into the master’s program before starting the second certificate.


After SOE

Graduates of this highly customizable master’s program embark on varied, impactful career paths across diverse sectors. Many alumni flourish in leadership roles in K-12 settings, using their tailored educational expertise to drive positive learning outcomes. Others leverage their multifaceted knowledge base to enact change in administration, nonprofit management, policymaker circles, or consultancy.

24K Alumni

The Johns Hopkins School of Education has an engaged, global alumni network.