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2020-21 Incoming Class Data


Religious Traditions


Undergraduate Institutions


Size of Incoming Class

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HDS Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard Divinity School students represent a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and more than 30 faith traditions from around the world.

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HDS Community Life

Make a positive contribution to communities at HDS, Harvard, and around the world. HDS students are passionate about using the power of an HDS education to create social change.

HDS Faculty

World-renowned Harvard Divinity School scholars teach and mentor students with a multi-religious focus and interdisciplinary approach. HDS faculty also conduct vital research to advance religious insight around the globe.

Learn more about HDS faculty

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HDS 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.

More about the MDiv Program

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.

More about the MTS Program

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.

More about the MRPL Program

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.

More about the ThM program


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HDS Financial Aid

90% of MTS and MDiv students receive institutional scholarships.


HDS Diversity and Explorations

Diversity and Explorations (DivEx) is a three-day introduction to Harvard Divinity School and our graduate programs. DivEx highlights students’ opportunities to engage in study and conversation with special attention to issues of diversity and social change.

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Connect with HDS Admissions

Contact the Harvard Divinity School Admissions Office or connect with current HDS students.

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HDS Admissions Events

Check back in summer 2021 for upcoming events or view previously recorded virtual admissions events from fall 2020.

View 2020 HDS Admissions Events

HDS Guide for Prospective Students

Learn more about Harvard Divinity School in our HDS Admissions Guide for Prospective Students.

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 Apply to HDS

The application deadline for entrance in fall 2021 has passed.

To receive further information about HDS, including our admissions process, academic programs, and events, fill out our HDS Admissions Connect form and visit the HDS Admissions Blog.


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Phone: 617.495.5796

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