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Students at 2013 convocation

If you are planning to apply for Fall 2015 admission, please check our website in late summer/early fall for the new online application. Meanwhile, the 2014 Diversity and Explorations Program application is now available.

Feel free to request information to learn more about our admissions process, programs, and events.

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.

A complete list of application requirements for admission to the master of divinity (MDiv), master of theological studies (MTS), doctor of philosophy in religion (PhD), and master of theology (ThM) degree programs and the special student nondegree program can be found on the How to Apply page.

Please note: Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Scholars program applicants must use the special student nondegree program application.

Watch Dean Hempton welcome more than 150 prospective students on Theological Education Day 2013:

HDS Facts

Hollis Chair Legend
According to legend, the Hollis Professorship, established in 1721 by London merchant Thomas Hollis, includes the rights to graze a cow in Harvard Yard.
'Grazing Rights: Holy Cow!' Harvard Gazette