Students at 2013 convocation

Each year the Admissions Committee seeks to build a class with a range of interests, experience, and preparation. There is no single formula or profile for admission to HDS. Successful applicants come from a wide range of academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds. Although the admissions process at HDS is highly selective, each application is carefully reviewed by the Admissions Committee to evaluate the fit between the goals, academic record, and experience of the applicant and the resources available at HDS.

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Graduate admissions application

Apply by January 17, 2017

HDS graduate students in classroom

Our 2017 Graduate Admissions Application is now available to apply for the Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology, Special Student and Ho Family Foundation Scholars programs.

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Doctoral program application

Apply by December 15, 2016

HDS doctoral candidate, 2016 Commencement

The PhD program is offered jointly offered with the University’s Committee on the Study of Religion. Visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website for the application and admissions requirements.

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Join us this fall

Theological Education Day

November 2, 2016

Theological Education Day

Register to attend our fall open house, Theological Education Day, on November 2, 2016.

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Diversity and Explorations

November 2-4, 2016

Diversity and Explorations Program

The 2016 Diversity and Explorations Program application deadline has now passed. Please consider applying next year; the application will be available in July 2017.

HDS Voices

Maytal Saltiel

I was a little worried that I might be the only Jewish student at HDS, but I was quickly welcomed into a pluralistic community of diverse intellectual and spiritual interests. The Jewish Student Association has served as a homebase for my spiritual growth, meeting for text study, conversations on controversial topics, and to celebrate together. This grounding has allowed me to explore other religious traditions and further inform my own spiritual practice.
—Maytal Saltiel, MDiv '12
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