Three days exploring everything HDS has to offer. And it's on us.
DivEx is a three-day introduction to graduate programs at HDS that span religious and cultural divides to prepare ethical leaders to work in a complex world.
The 2019 DivEx application deadline has passed. Please check back on our website in summer 2020 for the 2020 DivEx application.
To get periodic information about HDS and our programs, please complete our Online Inquiry Form.
DivEx is for college undergraduates who have a commitment to diversity and social justice and who are considering a career in any fields in which the study of religion, theology, and ethics would be an asset.
We will also accept applications from recent graduates. We define recent graduates as those whose undergraduate degree was conferred within a year of the application deadline.
The primary goal of DivEx is to increase participation by members of groups that are underrepresented in the study of religion. With that in mind, we especially encourage applications from African American, Latino and Latina, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native American students. We also aim to attract students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation students, and LGBTQ students, among other underrepresented groups.
Eligibility Note: Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, we can only accept applications from students who will be traveling from the continental U.S. If you are not eligible for this program, we encourage you review other ways to connect with us.
How much does it cost?
DivEx is completely free. We provide housing, all meals, and domestic airline, bus, or train transportation to and from Boston. (Ground transportation to and from airports, bus or train stations, or other transport terminals is not included.)
How do I apply?
Applicants will be asked to provide:
- Completed online application form
- Personal statement describing your interest in the program
- Letter of recommendation from a professor, career mentor, or faith-based leader
- Academic transcripts