Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted unanimously today to approve the creation of a new interfaculty Ph.D. program in education to be offered jointly by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The program will enroll its first cohort in fall 2014. The Ph.D. in education will build on the strengths of HGSE’s Ed.D. Program, which will enroll its final cohort in the fall of 2013.

“The new interfaculty Ph.D. program in education will leverage the renowned strengths of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and its Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and will engage distinguished faculty from across the University,” President Faust said. “Bringing experts from several Schools together reflects a commitment both to advancing as one Harvard and to addressing urgent issues related to human progress.”

Nearly 50 faculty members from other Harvard schools—28 from FAS and 18 from other professional schools including the Medical School, the School of Public Health, the Kennedy School, and the Law School—have agreed to affiliate with their Education School colleagues on the Ph.D. faculty.

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