Scared of the HDS Admissions Interview? Don’t be!

Three HDS Admissions Graduate Assistants reflect on their experiences this time last year, as they interviewed for admission to Harvard Divinity School. They share their apprehensions prior to interviewing, what the process of looked like in reality, and their best tips for how did to prepare.

Introducing the HDS Admissions Interview!  

This year, for the first time, a 15-minute virtual interview will be required for admission to our four graduate degree programs (MDiv, MTS, MRPL, and ThM). This blog post answers some frequently asked questions about the interview and shares some helpful interview tips and best practices.  

Master of Religion and Public Life: Project Proposal

This article describes the MRPL Project Proposal. The Project Proposal is a core component of the MRPL application, detailing your proposed final project. Degree Candidates will spend their year at HDS working towards their final project which will engage topics of religion in their professional field.

Interview with Margaret Okada-Scheck, Associate Director of Admissions

Meet Margaret, the HDS Associate Director of Admissions! Margaret has a wide range of responsibilities in the office, including leading the planning for our Diversity and Explorations Program, an opportunity for current undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds to learn more about the programs offered at HDS. Below you can read about Margaret’s dedication to supporting students, her professional experiences and about her dog, Bingo!

How to Apply Series

Hi everyone! If you’re planning to apply for the 2022-2023 school year, we hope this blog has been helpful in getting you ready for the January deadline. In 2018, our Graduate Assistants created a wonderful blog post series called “How to Apply” that walks prospective students through each aspect of the application process. In October 2021, we went back and updated the articles to reflect this year’s requirements. Here you can find the articles in our "How to Apply" Series.

How to Apply: Test Scores

This article is part of our How to Apply series. In this article, we walk through the requirements and best practices for the TOEFL/IELTS and the GRE. Please note that the GRE is optional for all applicants! 

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