Admissions & Financial Aid

New Students 2018

Our 2019 Graduate Admissions Application is now available to apply for the Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology, and Special Student programs. Apply by January 15, 2019

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The PhD program application is available through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The PhD application deadline is December 15, 2018.

Theological Education Day

HDS students

November 7, 2018

Connect with faculty and students, and learn about academics, community life, financial aid, and the admissions process during Theological Education Day, our open house for prospective students.

Registration is now open for 2018 Theological Education Day. 

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Making a World of Difference

Sana Saeed, MDiv '18

HDS students develop a deep and intellectually rigorous understanding of the world’s religious traditions and the ways in which they shape the lives of people everywhere.

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Four Degrees, Infinite Pathways

With our multi-religious focus, interdisciplinary approach, and international scope—40 percent of courses have an international focus—HDS offers a depth and breadth of learning that are unparalleled. All degree programs give you the flexibility to tailor learning in ways that meet your personal and professional interests.

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HDS Difference

Catherine Brekus, Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America

Distinguished scholars and dynamic courses

Experts in a wide range of disciplines and religious traditions, HDS faculty teach and mentor students.

Students at the Multireligious Service

Diversity and pluralism

With scholars from around the world, from more than 30 faith traditions (and none), diversity is a hallmark of the HDS experience.

Nestor Pimienta, photo Jon Chase

Engaged student body

Students at HDS come from all walks of life and contribute in meaningful ways to their community and the world.

Susan Hayward MDiv ’07 with the Dalai Lama

A rewarding career

HDS graduates go on to a wide variety of professions and vocations. Learn what you can do with a degree from HDS.