March 14, 2017

Penn GSE Ranked #3 Nationally

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Penn’s Graduate School of Education has been ranked #3 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 rankings for graduate schools of education. The ranking marks the school’s highest performance ever, and the sixth consecutive year Penn GSE has been in the top 10.

Two of the school’s specialty programs, linked by their strengths in education policy, continue to be ranked among the best. The renowned Higher Education Division moved up to #2 in the nation; Penn GSE’s Education Policy Division rose to #7.

“It’s an honor to be ranked so highly by U.S. News & World Report,” said Dean Pam Grossman. “At Penn GSE, we have worked to build a faculty of thought leaders whose scholarship is changing the way education policy is understood and implemented, while also preparing the next generation of teachers, leaders, and researchers. This is a community that cares deeply about using research to make a difference in the world.”

Penn GSE shares third place with graduate schools of education at UCLA and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Harvard and Stanford were ranked first and second, respectively.

Grounded in a commitment to research backed up by $46 million in funded work, Penn GSE is an Ivy League school finding solutions to the challenges facing education. With one of the most selective Ph.D. programs in the country, Penn GSE has fewer than two doctoral candidates for every faculty member. Students have the opportunity to work closely with the women and men leading the conversation about the future of education.

Master’s students benefit from a rigorous atmosphere that emphasizes real-world applications for every lesson. Students in Penn’s teacher education program spend twice the average amount of time in schools, working closely with mentor teachers. Penn also offers a range of executive-style degrees that prepare professionals to be thought leaders and innovators in the evolving education landscape. Graduates join an extensive alumni network that includes teachers and leaders, entrepreneurs, and college presidents.