Forms and Applications

Final Evaluations for Summer Field Ed are due Friday, September 2. Submit your Final Evaluation

The online portal opens on September 8 for academic year placements.

Students select their own field education placements and use the field education online form system to register the placement with the Office of Ministry Studies (OMS). The field education program deadlines and forms are designed to support and give structure to your learning experience.

Each stage of a field education placement requires that online forms are completed in full by the published deadlines, including student and supervisor electronic signatures. The system sends an email to the student and supervisor upon each submission, prompting the supervisor’s electronic signature.

Each submission is reviewed and approved by the Director of Field Education in the Office of Ministry Studies. Our office will be in touch with you if we should need more information or have clarifying questions.

BTI students borrowing an HDS site must contact the Office of Ministry Studies prior to submission of forms to coordinate fully with HDS on the placement. For details on borrowing a HDS site, please visit the BTI Placements page.

Submitting field education forms

Use the field education placement guides below to access the online forms and gather the necessary information.

Be sure to have all the information you need before you begin. The system will not save your work while in process. If the system idles too long, the information will not be properly submitted to OMS.

If a student is unable to submit forms using the online system, they should contact the assistant director of field education regarding the submission of paper copies.

Extensions

If a deadline cannot be met due to unforeseeable circumstances, the student must complete and file an Extension Request form with the Office of Ministry Studies no later than two days before the deadline. If an extension is granted, the negotiated due date must be met.

HDS Voices

Sonya Soni

My most transformative educational experiences at the Harvard Divinity School have been due to the diverse faith and professional backgrounds of my classmates. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and atheist classmates uniting, from all over the world, to discuss and enact social change through the lens of interfaith mobilization and spiritual leadership is a microcosm of what our pluralistic world could become.
—Sonya Soni, MTS '12
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