HDS at a Glance

Andover-Harvard Theological Library entrance

Founded

Established in 1816 as the first nonsectarian theological institution in the United States. (Read more: 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: 38
  • Emeriti: 9
  • Others offering instruction: 72
  • Denominational counselors: 12

Degrees offered

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, 2019–20

234

Student enrollment, 2019–20

  • MTS: 142
  • MDiv: 123
  • ThM:  3
  • ThD: 14 / PhD: 94 (As of fall 2014, HDS no longer accepts students into the ThD program. The PhD in religion is offered jointly with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.)

  • Female: 60%
  • Male: 36%
  • Do not report in gender binary: 4%
  • Students of color: 31%
  • International students: 12%
  • Age range: 21–69
  • Average age: 27
  • Religious affiliations: Approximately 30
  • Executive Education (2019): 20
  • Summer Language Program (2019): 58

Number of student organizations, 2019–20

37

Living alumni (as of 2020)

6,507

Research and special programs

Publications

HDS buildings

  • Divinity Hall
  • Swartz Hall (Please note that Swartz Hall will undergo a complete renovation between June 2019 and spring 2021.)
  • Andover-Harvard Theological Library
  • Rockefeller Hall
  • Center for the Study of World Religions
  • Women’s Studies in Religion Program: The Carriage House
  • Jewett House