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Copyright Policy

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is a community of learners, teachers, and researchers committed to working together in an academic environment. As scholars we are committed to open discourse, free inquiry, and the wide dissemination of the fruits of our labors. In our daily work we depend on the work of others to fuel, validate, or challenge our endeavors. As teachers and learners we respect and value the intellectual property of others.

Uriah Y. Kim

Graduate Theological Union
GTU Academic Dean
John Dillenberger Professor of Biblical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2017

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, May 2004

Phone: 510/649-2440


Policies for Withdrawal/Termination from Doctoral and MA Programs

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Withdrawal from the GTU Doctoral Program

There are two ways in which a student can be withdrawn  from the doctoral program: 1) a student-initiated withdrawal and 2) an administrative withdrawal. Withdrawal severs the relationship between the student and the GTU. It is intended to be an irreversible decision.

If a student withdraws,

Biblical Languages

About this Concentration of Study

The MA in Biblical Languages is a specialization within the GTU Common MA Program. Hence, the policies governing the Common MA normally apply to the MA in Biblical Languages.

MA Program Forms (SP16 entry and prior)

The forms below are intended for students who entered the MA Program in the spring 2016 semester or before. Students beginning the program in fall 2016 or after should use the forms here.

Yoga Studies

About this Concentration

Students in the Yoga Studies concentration study Hindu and Jain yoga traditions with attention to research topics such as contemplative yoga, the yoga of self knowledge (jñāna), the yoga of devotional love (bhakti), the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, and the Bhagavad Gītā. Other themes to be explored include immortality and liberation, tantra yoga, Jain philosophy of yoga, dharma and yoga philosophy, Nāda Yoga (the yoga of sound vibration and music), yoga and the West, and yoga, health, and healing.

Jain Studies

About this Concentration

Community Education Courses

Some GTU courses may be of interest to community patrons or non-matriculated students who wish to take the course for personal fulfillment. Such courses may be linked to a regular for-credit course or may be completely independent. These courses do not come with an academic credit that can be counted toward a degree or certificate at the GTU.

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