Harvard Divinity School welcomes students from other schools to cross-register into courses and HDS students are encouraged to take advantage of the rich offerings across the University, at MIT, the Fletcher School at Tufts, and throughout the Boston Theological Institute. Cross-registration is available between HDS and the following schools:

Harvard University

  • The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)
  • Harvard Business School (HBS)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
  • Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
  • Harvard Law School (HLS)
  • Harvard Medical School (HMS)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (SDM)
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH)

HDS students wishing to cross-register into other Harvard schools should utilize the online cross-registration tool.

Boston Theological Institute

  • Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS)
  • Boston College (BC)
  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BCSTM)
  • Boston University School of Theology (BU)
  • Episcopal Divinity School (EDS)
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS)
  • Hebrew College (HEBC)
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HC)
  • St. John's Seminary (SJS)

Other schools

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Fletch)

Cross-registration information for non-HDS students

View the HDS Academic Calendar for important deadlines. Note especially that cross-registered students must complete their cross-registration by the earliest of the two schools’ deadlines.

All cross-registered students must abide by the policies and regulations of Harvard Divinity School as listed in the HDS Handbook for Students. See especially the sections titled "Course Registration" and "Standards of Conduct and Expected Behavior."

Cross-registrants should consult their Registrar's Office to determine if they have any additional requirements or regulations.

Harvard students wishing to cross-register into HDS should utilize the online cross-registration tool.

Important note for BTI students

Courses taught by faculty members of other Schools within Harvard University are not included within the cross-registration agreement that exists among the Boston Theological Institute member schools; this includes some courses with HDS numbers that are taught by faculty members housed at another School within the University.

To determine whether a particular course is available to BTI cross-registrants, please check its individual course description in the my.harvard Course Catalog. You may also view all courses open to BTI students using the my.harvard Course Catalog Advanced Search feature (select "Divinity School" as the School and "Available for BTI Cross Registration" from the Cross Registration selection list).

Students from other Boston Theological Institute schools interested in cross-registering into HDS can begin the process by visiting the Cross-Registration page on the BTI website.

HDS Voices

William A. Graham
William 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