Our Students

Accessible faculty, a lively student community, and a myriad of resources come together at the GSE to help students have an enriching experience that makes a difference locally and globally.

Doctoral Student Profiles

Visit our doctoral student directories to view profiles of our Ph.D. and Ed.D. students.

About our Students


The Graduate School of Education enrolled 1,023 students in its doctoral, masters, and non-degree programs in the fall of 2019.

  • Full-Time Doctoral Students: 41
  • Part-Time Doctoral Students: 221
  • Full-Time Master’s Students: 300
  • Part-Time Master’s Students: 184
  • Full-Time Non-Degree Students: 11
  • Part-Time Non-Degree Students: 266


  • Female students: 768
  • Male students: 255
  • International students: 34
  • Minority students: 248

Student Appointments

  • Fellowships and Assistantships: 37
  • Scholarships and Grants: 35

Our Students and Instruction

Whether you are a traditional student completing a degree program, a part-time student completing an endorsement or certification program, or a practitioner in the field continuing your education—the GSE will help you reach your academic goals. As a nationally ranked leader in the field of education, preparing highly motivated students to have a transforming impact on teaching and learning, from preschool through college, the GSE serves your student needs. Our faculty mentor a new generation of education scholars and are educating the teachers, counselors, and administrators who serve and lead our schools.

Our Students and Research

Through research and practice, our diverse faculty help our students and emerging educators understand—and create—the environments in which teachers teach best and learners learn best. As a student, you will be immersed in the work that advances educational practice and policy across the state, the nation, and the world. Our nationally recognized faculty has particular strengths in early education, literacy development, educational equity and social justice, and math and science learning and teaching.

To the extent of funds available, GSE will provide support for graduate student travel to national, regional, or state professional conferences and/or panels. For more information, see here.

Our Students and Service

The GSE provides education resources that support regional and national education initiatives. By providing opportunities to experience diverse cultures and gain an understanding of the education challenges faced internationally, our students are prepared for responsible global citizenship. Our interdisciplinary global programs provide students on both sides of the world with the chance to exchange information through service learning, training, and distance technology. We’re just as proud of our Jersey roots as our global reach. Our success in developing accomplished leaders for New Jersey’s public schools is clear. Four of our graduates have served as the state’s commissioner of education, and among our recent graduates are a New Jersey Teacher of the Year and two recipients of the state’s Distinguished Student Teacher Award. Since 1923, the GSE has educated more than 15,500 teachers, counselors, scholars, and other education leaders.

Clubs and Organizations

Do you want to make the most of the Rutgers GSE experience? You can start by getting involved in one of the scores of clubs and organizations available to Rutgers GSE students:

Student Affairs Committee: It is the mission of the GSE Student Affairs Committee (G-SAC) to enrich, expand, and enhance the social, cultural, and academic climate of the Graduate School of Education and the Rutgers community through the ongoing presentation of intellectually and aesthetically challenging programs and social events that may not otherwise be available. The Student Affairs Committee strives to build better relationships among students, faculty, and staff to foster an enriching Graduate School of Education community for Ed.M., Ed.D., and Ph.D. students.

Teachers’ Initiative for MultiAmerica (TIMA): Teachers’ Initiative for MultiAmerica is a nonprofit organization of faculty, students, and alumni that strives to increase awareness of the need to promote multicultural education in our society. It was founded by Rutgers Graduate School of Education students who wanted to answer the question, “Who are the students who comprise the public schools in America, and how are we being prepared to meet their cultural and social needs in the classroom?”

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