Dates and Deadlines

Each program at HDS has a single application deadline during our annual admissions application season. Late applications are not accepted. Applications are for fall semester entry only, without exceptions.

The application for admission to all of our degree and non-degree programs for the fall of 2017 is now available.

Following are the deadlines for enrollment in fall 2017.



Master of theological studies (MTS) and master of divinity (MDiv)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5 pm EST

Master of theology (ThM)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5 pm EST

Special students

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5 pm EST

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Scholars

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5 pm EST

To apply, please begin an application and select “Special Student” as your program of choice. Then, email to say that you are applying for the Ho Scholars Program.

Please note that all deadlines are the dates by which the online application form and all of your application materials—including official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores—must be received by the Harvard Divinity School Office of Admissions. They are not postmark dates.

HDS Voices

Teresa Coda

HDS Career Services went above and beyond to help me navigate my job search journey. From providing me with résumé feedback and helping me craft my first cover letter, they offered guidance and services throughout the process. I felt particularly supported when they arranged a mock committee-style interview. The time, energy, and thoughtfulness they put into preparing me for that interview was immensely helpful and touching.
—Teresa Coda, MDiv '14
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