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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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People

HDS Is Made for Taylor


Lauren Taylor

Lauren Taylor wants to improve the U.S. health care system, so she came to HDS to get an understanding of the forces that shape individuals, organizations, and societies. 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

Searching for Meaning


Faith Communities and Depression

Psychiatrists are often blind to the many ways that faith communities can contribute toward soothing the emotional suffering of the depressed, writes Dan Blazer in the latest Harvard Divinity Bulletin. Read more

Support HDS

HDS graduate the Rev. Karen Tse

The Campaign for HDS will renew the School and enable us to produce leaders who illuminate, engage, and serve humanity. See how we advance religious literacy, promote peaceful interfaith dialogue and empower leaders in many fields. Make a gift to HDS today.