Why HDS?

  • A Distinctive Approach. Exploring all religions, while aligned with none, makes HDS different from most religious study institutions. Learn more
  • A Rewarding Career. HDS Career Services helps students and graduates develop careers in fields as diverse as our student body.
  • Rich Resources. All the rich resources of Harvard University are available to HDS students and faculty.

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Empowering Voices

Kalpana Jain

An investigative journalist from India, HDS student Kalpana Jain has devoted her working life to giving voice to the voiceless by delving into social issues too often ignored or dismissed. Read more

Centers & Programs

The Center for the Study of World Religions has guided the study of the world's major religious and spiritual traditions at Harvard, especially at HDS, since 1960. 

The Women's Studies in Religion Program explores the fundamental role played by religious traditions in defining the lives of women and men. 

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Research & Publications

Harvard Theological Review

Harvard Theological Review

Harvard Theological Review is one of the oldest scholarly theological journals in the United States and has been a central forum for scholars of religion since its founding in 1908. Read the latest issue online.

Support HDS

The Campaign for HDS will bring our focus on religion, values, spirit, and meaning into the future. Find out how it will renew the School and enable us to produce leaders who illuminate, engage, and serve humanity.

Help advance understanding of global religion, promote peaceful interfaith dialogue that bridges religious boundaries, and empower leaders who want to devote their lives to service. Make a gift to HDS today.