HDS at a Glance

Andover-Harvard Theological Library entrance

Founded

Established in 1816 as the first nonsectarian theological institution in the United States. History and mission

Dean

David N. Hempton, Alonzo L. McDonald Family Professor of Evangelical Theological Studies and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity, appointed July 2012

Faculty

Voting Faculty: 42
Emeriti: 9
Others offering instruction: 65
Denominational counselors: 12

Degrees offered

Master of divinity (MDiv)
Master of theological studies (MTS)
Master of theology (ThM)
Doctor of theology (ThD)

HDS students also earned dual degrees from the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, and Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Total courses offered, 2018–19

220

Student enrollment, 2018–19

  • MTS: 115
  • MDiv: 137
  • ThD: 16
  • Female: 58%
  • Male: 40%
  • Do not report in gender binary: 2%
  • Students of color: 30%
  • International students: 14%
  • Age range: 21–67
  • Average age: 29
  • Religious affiliations: Approximately 36
  • Executive Education (2018): 20
  • Summer Language Program (2018): 103

Number of student organizations, 2018–19

39

Living alumni

6,347

Research and special programs

Publications

HDS buildings

  • Divinity Hall
  • Andover Hall (Please note Andover Hall will undergo a complete renovation 2019–21.)
  • Andover-Harvard Theological Library
  • Rockefeller Hall
  • Center for the Study of World Religions
  • Women’s Studies in Religion Program: The Carriage House
  • Jewett House