A Peabody education provides more than access to internationally recognized faculty, cutting-edge research, and the resources of a top-ranked college of education. It provides a vibrant and diverse community focused on your holistic growth and development, career support and preparation from your first day, and a cohort model that allows you to learn from and alongside your classmates.

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At Peabody, we're invested in the greater good and passionate about creating opportunities for human flourishing, and we know you'll be inspired to be a leader and change agent in your future career. We look forward to reviewing your application for admission.

Professional Admissions (Master's and Ed.D. Applicants)

Our professional student community includes nearly 1,300 students in 24 unique Master's and Ed.D. programs both on campus and online. Whether your interests are in community engagement, curriculum design, organizational performance, or any number of other areas, we have a program to meet your needs and advance your career.

Beginning in fall 2024, Peabody is also launching five new professional certificates that can be earned en route to a number of master's degrees and can enhance career prospects. Learn about them here.

As you explore all Peabody has to offer, we encourage you to review our program pages to find the program that fits best with your interests and goals, request more information, and visit our How to Apply page, which will provide specific information about each aspect of the application. We also invite you to visit campus or take a look at our virtual event offerings to learn more about Peabody.

Applying to our Master's and Ed.D. programs is free, and all applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships.

Application Dates:

  • Application Deadline 1

    Jan 3, 2024

  • Application Deadline 2

    Feb 3, 2024 

  • Rolling Admissions

    After Feb 3, 2024*

    *Applications received after the Feb 3rd second deadline are reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted as space and funds allow.

Graduate Admissions (Ph.D. Applicants)

Our community boasts nearly 200 graduate students across five programs. As a graduate student at Peabody, you will tackle new and emerging issues in education, psychology, and human development and work on leading research alongside faculty.

We encourage you to dive deeper into our Ph.D. programs and envision yourself at Peabody as you consider where to continue your education. You will find detailed application information on our How to Apply page, along with an application checklist to keep handy as you tackle your application for admission.

Ph.D. applications require a $95 fee at submission and GRE scores. Ph.D. students at Peabody receive full funding for their tuition, as well as a stipend for living expenses. The deadline to apply is December 1.

Undergraduate Admissions

More than 1,200 Vanderbilt undergraduate students study across 8 majors within Peabody College, including the university's most popular undergraduate major, Human and Organizational Development. All undergraduate applicants interested in Peabody College must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We encourage you to review available programs and reach out to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for visits, events, and more information.

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