36 months
30472 USD/year
30472 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Divinity from Harvard University consists of rigorous intellectual scholarship combined with real-world experience, in settings such as churches, synagogues, mosques, hospitals, shelters, and other institutions of care.  


At Divinity from Harvard University students study their own faith tradition (and many others) alongside students from different traditions and backgrounds. Students who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious,” atheist, agnostic, or have embarked on their own spiritual formation, are a welcome and large segment of the HDS master of divinity cohort.  

Students at Divinity from Harvard University will leave with knowledge and experience that prepare them to:

  • serve within a religious community, 
  • explore spiritually formative intellectual work, 
  • evaluate and act on the needs and questions of religious and other communities, 
  • speak with both a pastoral and a public voice in many different settings. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ministries in social service, hospital, and prison chaplaincy

  • Interfaith ministry on college campuses

  • Teaching and scholarship

  • Writing and journalism

  • Nonprofit management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted online application form
  • $25 application fee or approved waiver 
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Complete academic history with transcripts for all coursework taken for credit
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted electronically through our online application system)
  • Statement of purpose—1,000 words
  • Writing sample—1,000–1,500 words
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores 
  • Optional: GRE General Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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    30472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30472 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    30472 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30472 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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