Master of Religion and Public Life

The Master of Religion and Public Life (MRPL) is a one-year graduate program designed for experienced professionals who wish to develop in-depth knowledge of the ways religion influences public life in their field. The degree is an opportunity for journalists, government officials, humanitarian aid workers, educators, artists, health care professionals, lawyers, and other practitioners to become leaders in their fields who help foster a better public understanding of religion and address the religious dimensions of the most difficult issues of our time.  Students may take courses at not only HDS, but also other faculties across Harvard as they develop a program of study that is relevant to their profession.

See the MRPL Program page on the Harvard Divinity School website's Degree Programs section for a detailed description of the MRPL degree and requirements.

The 2021 application for admission deadline is January 7, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST. All applicants will be notified of their decision in mid-March.