The Study of Religion draws upon social scientific and humanistic methods in order to interpret religious phenomena worldwide. Due to this interdisciplinary approach, the Study of Religion attracts creative, versatile students willing to learn different ways of thinking about and interpreting human life and culture. The religion concentration at Harvard allows students to explore some of the most profound issues that face human beings. Read more.
Giving to Harvard
If you are interested in making a gift to Harvard, please visit the Development Office page. If you would like to designate that gift to Study of Religion, on the online form under "Select a Fund" choose "Other" and type in "Committee on the Study of Religion."
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the costs and benefits of spending a term or a year abroad?
- Can courses “double-count” for both Gen Ed and Religion requirements?
- Do you have to believe in God to study religion?
- Is a Master's degree required for application?
- What is required for application to the Ph.D. program?
- Do I need to mail my transcripts by the application deadline?
- What are "Family Accommodations" for graduate students?