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.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you have to believe in God to study religion?
- What is most important in the Ph.D. application process?
- What happens if I’ve been away from Harvard and the requirements for my field changed while I was gone?
- Do I need to submit my GRE scores by the application deadline?
- What is the average length of study for doctoral candidates?
- Can courses “double-count” for both Gen Ed and Religion requirements?
- What are the costs and benefits of spending a term or a year abroad?