M.Ed. On Campus

Human Development and Education

12 months
54768 USD/year
54768 USD/year
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Human Development and Education from Harvard University prepares you to support the unique needs and growth of all learners — whether you are interested in exploring a direct service role, starting a nonprofit organization, engaging in clinical or counseling work, or pursuing doctoral research. 


At Human Development and Education from Harvard University by linking theories and pioneering research with practice and policy about child, adolescent, and adult development, you will have opportunities to examine different developmental domains — including cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and neurological — as well as design strategies and interventions to promote healthy development. 


  • School counselor (K–12)   
  • Teacher
  • Curricula developer
  • College or university administrator   
  • Afterschool program, camp, or youth organization director  
  • Researcher (university centers, nonprofit/for-profit think tank)  
  • Local, state, or federal government program administrator  
  • Field-staff or program manager at domestic or international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) 
  • Consultant, trainer, facilitator, technical assistance provider 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education in Context: History, Philosophy and Sociology
  • Learning Theory and Implications for Instruction
  • Curriculum Design and Instructional Decision Making
  • Creating Positive Classroom Environments
  • Understanding Barriers to Learning
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Teaching for Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms
  • Living and Learning Globally

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose and Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted through the online application system)
  • Standardized test score(s): GRE (optional) TOEFL or IELTS (if applicable)​​
  • Transcript(s) from each postsecondary institution attended (uploaded with the online application)
  • $85 application fee (paid via credit card with the online application)

Tuition Fee

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    54768 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54768 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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