Cross-Registration for HDS Students

HDS students are encouraged to take advantage of the rich offerings across the University, at MIT, the Fletcher School at Tufts, and throughout the Boston Theological Institute. HDS students may take up to half of their courses in any given semester at these schools.

Harvard University

HDS students may cross-register into eligible courses in the following Harvard schools:

  • The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)
  • Harvard Business School (HBS)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
  • Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
  • Harvard Law School (HLS)
  • Harvard Medical School (HMS)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (SDM)
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH)

The Harvard School for Continuing Education is not eligible for cross-registration.

HDS students wishing to cross-register into other Harvard schools should do so using the my.harvard student portal. For instructions, please see "Cross Registration" in the my.harvard Knowledge Center.

Boston Theological Institute

HDS students may cross-register into eligible courses offered by the following schools of the Boston Theological Institute:

  • Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS)
  • Boston College (BC)
  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BCSTM)
  • Boston University School of Theology (BU)
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS)
  • Hebrew College (HEBC)
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HC)
  • St. John's Seminary (SJS)

HDS students wishing to cross-register into other schools of the Boston Theological Institute should begin by visiting the Cross-Registration page on the BTI website.

Other schools

HDS students may cross-register into eligible courses offered by these other schools:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Fletch)

To cross-register for courses at MIT or The Fletcher School, please follow the appropriate instructions on the Harvard University Cross Registration page.

HDS Voices

Michael D. Jackson

I think all art struggles with the same problem that any form of discursive, scientific, or explanatory writing struggles with, namely, how much is being illuminated by the work, and how much is being obscured, betrayed, or left in the dark. It's very difficult to work out when the right balance has been struck.
—Michael D. Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Religions

'Doing Justice to Life': A Conversation with Michael D. Jackson