Graduate Theological Union

Departments and Concentrations

The GTU’s curriculum highlights the ecumenical, interreligious, and interdisciplinary strengths of the GTU, and enhances opportunities for both specialization and cross-disciplinary study. Beginning in fall 2016, students entering the doctoral program (PhD or ThD) or the MA program at the GTU can choose their fields of study from among more than thirty concentrations grouped into four interdisciplinary departments.

Sacred Texts and Their Interpretation

Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion

Theology and Ethics

Religion and Practice

Contact the Admissions Office to explore which concentration might be best for you. Please call 510-649-2460 or e-mail