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Study of all religions and alignment with none

“HDS does not teach you what to think but, rather, how to think. You learn how to get to the heart of important issues and how to identify the difficult but necessary questions. Furthermore, in supporting interdisciplinary scholarship, HDS allows you to work creatively within and across traditional academic boundaries.”—Kate DeConinck, ThD ’15

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Diversity is an important value and a growing reality at HDS: greater diversity among students and faculty and a broad, expansive curriculum.


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10 reasons you should attend Harvard Divinity School

The deadline to apply to Harvard Divinity School is Tuesday, January 17! In this short video, Dean David N. Hempton offers 10 compelling reasons to attend HDS.

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HDS Launches Bicentennial

A panel of Harvard Divinity School faculty launches HDS's bicentennial year by discussing the outcome of the 200-year history of the School—a multireligious divinity school.

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Janet Gyatso

Faculty Recognition

Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies Janet Gyatso has been named the winner of the 2016 Toshihide Numata Book Award for her latest publication Being Human in a Buddhist World.

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Students at Convocation 2016

Reflections on Applying

Returning students reflect on their application process and offer their advice to students thinking about applying to HDS.

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