For Students

Find academic programs, support, and vocational resources for students at HDS and across Harvard University. Connect to RPL’s unique community of scholars, professionals in a variety of fields, and other students committed to building a just world at peace.


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Master of Religion and Public Life

A one-year graduate program designed for experienced professionals.

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Certificate in Religion and Public Life

A certificate designed to give MTS and MDiv students knowledge, skills, and experience to strengthen professional and civic competence.

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Religious Studies and Education Graduate Certificate

A series of courses to provide educators with a multidisciplinary foundation for approaching the study of religion in public school classrooms or other educational settings.




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RPL programs offer opportunities for current students to engage in practical work on religion and public life across multiple professional fields. Find out what is available and how to apply.

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Field Education

Opportunities for HDS Master of Divinity students interested in how religion influences and is influenced by unique contexts and fields.

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Connect with RPL Fellows

Meet the dynamic community of professionals working to promote deeper understanding of religion in their fields in service of a just world at peace.