Harvard Divinity School

<p>Hello all,I am a new member here and this is my first post,I had a few doubts which I want to get clarified-I am doing my Engineering in Computer Science from India and I am in my third semester,I wish to do a MDiv. From Harvard Divinty School,I wanted to ask that am I eligible to apply given the background that I am applying from(I have not taken any courses in Humanities).</p>

<p>I am also having pretty low grades in my first year- around 62%(with 3F's and 1 Incomplete which I am retaking) which was because I had a major surgery and so could not concentrate on my academics as a whole(My GPA for the first 2 semesters is 3.3 but can stretch it to 3.8 in my subsequent semesters). With this kind of a GPA(3.8/4.0)
,high GRE scores,good Letters and good writing samples do I stand a chance of getting into the program?Will the grades of my second semester hamper my chances of getting in provided the other aspects of my application are
exceptional? I would like an honest opinion from your side.Thank you in advance</p>

<p>From the Harvard Divinity School Website:</p>

<p>Our applicants have completed degrees in a wide variety of disciplines, primarily focused in the humanities. If you have not completed any coursework in the humanities we suggest completing a course or two in your proposed area of study before applying.</p>

<p>So yes, you can still apply, although you may want to take a few humanities courses before doing so. In addition to raising your chances of admission it will also give you the skills you need to think about and discuss humanistic theory - it is really very different from STEM fields, and can be quite difficult for someone used to thinking more quantitatively.</p>

<p>And yes, you stand a chance - a 3.8 is actually a pretty high GPA, so I wouldn’t worry so much.</p>

<p>Thank you juillet for your response :D</p>