Graduate admissions application

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Our 2017 Graduate Admissions Application is now available to apply for the Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology, and Special Student programs. Apply by January 17, 2017.

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Humans of HDS

Nick Zehner, MDiv '16

“Before, I focused on how religion divided people, how it oppressed people, how it created otherness. And here at HDS we’re not a glossing over differences, but I think there’s more of a focus on how religion can really enrich peoples’ lives.”

Meet the Humans of HDS


Diversity is an important value and a growing reality at HDS: greater diversity among students and faculty and a broad, expansive curriculum.

Faculty and Research

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10 reasons you should attend Harvard Divinity School

The deadline to apply to Harvard Divinity School is Tuesday, January 17! In this short video, Dean David N. Hempton offers 10 compelling reasons to attend HDS.

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HDS Launches Bicentennial

A panel of Harvard Divinity School faculty launches HDS's bicentennial year by discussing the outcome of the 200-year history of the School—a multireligious divinity school.

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Janet Gyatso

Faculty Recognition

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies Janet Gyatso has been named the winner of the 2016 Toshihide Numata Book Award for her latest publication Being Human in a Buddhist World.

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Students at Convocation 2016

Reflections on Applying

Returning students reflect on their application process and offer their advice to students thinking about applying to HDS.

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