Harvard Divinity School

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About Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School (HDS) was one of the first Harvard Schools to be founded.

In fact, the “first named professorship” at Harvard was the Hollis Professorship of Divinity.

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The Harvard Divinity School students come from all walks of life and are often concerned with working towards ending social injustices. HDS molds religious leaders by heavily preparing students for service missions and the world of professional ministry.

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Academics and Student Activities

The Harvard Divinity School offers 219 courses and 43 student organizations. At HDS, students can earn their Masters in Theology, Theological Studies, and Divinity. They can also earn a Doctorate in Theology.

The academics of HDS are often intertwined with the student organizations, making each student be active in their education. For example, in HDS Prison Education, students give a college education to those incarcerated at MCI Norfolk.

Some other organizations include Queer Rites, a group dedicated to discussing what it means to be Queer and spiritual, and The Wick, a magazine publishing creative writing from HDS and the rest of Harvard.

Harvard Divinity School Campus

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To learn more about the Harvard campuses, follow the links on the left.

HDS is located north of Harvard Yard. It is made up of seven different buildings: Divinity Hall, Andover Hall, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Rockefellar Hall, Center for the Study of World Religions, Carriage House, and Jewett House.

All of the Divinity establishments can be accessed on the red line of the MBTA. Parking is limited.

Fun Fact:

Ralph Waldo Emerson, transcendentalist and author of “Self-Reliance,” was a graduate of HDS and eventually became a Unitarian minister.

Watch a Harvard Divinity School Lecture

This segment explores Darwin and God.

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