Nondegree Programs

Harvard Divinity School offers several nondegree options for those interested in joining the community for a period of time without earning a degree.

Summer Language Program

Harvard Divinity School's Summer Language Program (SLP), founded in 1960, is an eight-week, intensive program in language study designed specifically for the curriculum in theological and religious studies. Summer language study enriches students' ongoing course work and grounds them for future work in academia and ministry.

Upcoming Dates

Spring 2022

Registration begins for Summer 2022 Summer Language Program

SLP 2022

Monday, June 13, to Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Summer language study enriches students' ongoing course work and grounds them for future work in academia and ministry.

Professional & Lifelong Learning

In addition to its degree programs, Harvard Divinity School offers a selection of short seminars and online sessions exploring some of the world’s biggest questions with leading HDS scholars and professors of religion.

More about lifelong learning

The program was a compelling invitation to exchange and network with impactful leaders from diverse cultures and backgrounds who share the conviction that a collective shift can only happen through individual shifts. The program was also a privileged opportunity to learn and interact with experts and scholars who have absorbed centuries of knowledge and wisdom.

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