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: 44
Emeriti: 9
Others offering instruction: 53
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, 2013-14

219

Student enrollment, 2013-14

MTS: 162
MDiv: 120
ThM: 1
ThD: 41
Summer Language Program, 2013: 71
Female: 56%
Male: 44%
Students of color: 26%
International students: 12%
Age range: 22-63
Average age: 29
Religious affiliations: Approximately 32

Number of student organizations, 2013-14

40

Living alumni

Approximately 6,307

Research and special programs

Buddhist Ministry Initiative
Center for the Study of World Religions
Religious Studies and Education Certificate
Science, Religion, and Culture Program
Summer Language Program
Women’s Studies in Religion Program

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

William Graham

William A. Graham

I envision a place where interfaith and cross-cultural understanding is always on a personal level and comes naturally rather than being an objective. By working on shared problems in the history and practice of religions, shoulder to shoulder with persons of different faiths, cultures, races, ethnicities, and viewpoints, one discovers most tangibly the common humanity shared with others very different from oneself.
—William A. Graham, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Member of the Faculty of Divinity