HDS at a Glance

Andover-Harvard Theological Library entrance

Founded

Established in 1816 as the first nonsectarian theological institution in the United States. History and mission

Dean

David N. Hempton, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity, appointed July 2012

Faculty

Voting Faculty: 43
Emeriti: 8
Others offering instruction: 59
Denominational counselors: 12

Degrees offered

Master of divinity (MDiv)
Master of theological studies (MTS)
Master of theology (ThM)
Doctor of theology (ThD) (Note: HDS recently changed its doctoral designation from ThD to PhD in Religion. Those currently in the ThD program will continue to be candidates for the ThD; the first cohort of PhD candidates will enter in fall 2015.)

Total courses offered, 2015–16

201

Student enrollment, 2015–16

  • MTS: 152
  • MDiv: 133
  • ThM: 2
  • ThD: 36
  • Female: 54%
  • Male: 46%
  • Students of color: 19%
  • International students: 15%
  • Age range: 21–61
  • Average age: 28
  • Religious affiliations: Approximately 34
  • Summer Language Program, 2015: 71
  • Summer Language Program, 2016: 73

Number of student organizations, 2015–16

42

Living alumni

6,487

Research and special programs

Publications

Harvard Divinity Bulletin
Harvard Theological Review

HDS buildings

  • Divinity Hall
  • Andover Hall
  • Andover-Harvard Theological Library
  • Rockefeller Hall
  • Center for the Study of World Religions
  • Women’s Studies in Religion Program: The Carriage House
  • Jewett House

HDS Voices

Shauntae Monique Smith

Giving is one of the greatest opportunities the world affords. If you’ve contributed to The HDS Fund in the past, thank you for helping make this education possible for me. I encourage you now to support students as much as you’re able, which I plan to do as a new alumna. The gift of an HDS education keeps on giving.
—Shauntae Monique Smith, MDiv '11; youth director, Crown Ministries International

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