Each year the Admissions Committee seeks to build a class with a range of interests, experience, and preparation. There is no single formula or profile for admission to HDS. Successful applicants come from a wide range of academic, professional, and cultural backgrounds.
Although the admissions process at HDS is highly selective, each application is carefully reviewed by the Admissions Committee to evaluate the fit between the goals, academic record, and experience of the applicant and the resources available at HDS.
The online application for entrance in fall 2020 is now available.
Applicants interested in the PhD program in Religion should contact Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences directly.
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