With roots that go back to 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. What makes us unique is our multi-faith environment and our proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds us.
Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. We seek out students who are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others.
Hartford Seminary also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. By studying and sharing information, it enables local faith communities to remain strong.
The Hartford Seminary library is widely known for its depth and breadth of content. The library, whose reading room and stacks occupy the lower floors of the Seminary’s main building, contains more than 92,000 volumes and 300 periodicals, and also offers online access to international databases with several million more titles.
Hartford Seminary is the home of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research and The Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. The Seminary is also committed to providing leadership education to marginalized communities through the Black Ministries Program program and the Women’s Leadership Institute.