Harvard Divinity School offers a challenging and rewarding immersion in the world’s faith traditions, religious studies, and theological subjects. Coursework and conversation, field education, academic excellence, a diverse student body, and Harvard University’s unparalleled resources create a broad and deep educational experience where all voices are welcome.

Degree Programs

Master of Divinity

The HDS Master of Divinity degree prepares graduates for chaplaincy and ministry or a range of other careers that center around service, social justice, and ethical leadership.

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Master of Theological Studies

The HDS Master of Theological Studies degree enables students to explore the languages, literatures, institutions, practices, and structures of many theological fields and religious traditions.

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Master of Theology

The HDS Master of Theology degree is for students who have received the Master of Divinity degree (or its equivalent) to pursue advanced theological studies.

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Master of Religion and Public Life

The HDS Master of Religion and Public Life degree helps experienced professionals develop in-depth knowledge of the complex ways religion influences public life related to their career areas.

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PhD in Religion

The HDS PhD in Religion...

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Dual Degrees

HDS Dual Degree...

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Focus and flexibility: Students study at HDS, throughout Harvard University, and other theological institutions and seminaries in the Boston area. Choose from thousands of courses.



From the Registrar

Upcoming Deadlines

October 10

Holiday—Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day

November 7

Grading Option Change and Course Withdraw Deadline

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Field Education

Authentic training for the ministry includes both practical experience and reflection on that experience. The Field Education Program at HDS is built around guided learning experiences that integrate theory and practice in real-life settings.

Field Education Handbook

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Nondegree Programs


Find out more about how to cross-register, whether you’re an HDS student or a non-HDS student.