Graduate Theological Union


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Current Doctoral Students

Art and Religion

Elaine Belz

Blaise Cirelli

Amanda De Joinville

Nicole De Leon

GTU Near You

Upcoming events -- meet with representatives from the GTU and its member schools:

Culver City, California
March 14-15, 2014
3rd Annual Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widow Reunion Conference
Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Culver City, CA
Dr. Paul M. Martin, President/Professor of Pastoral Theology;

Why Study at the GTU?

The GTU is an interreligious, ecumenical institution formed by the largest and most diverse partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the country. Our degree programs are designed to educate committed, innovative thinkers, scholars, ministers, and leaders who are ready to make a difference in our world.  



Ph.D. or Th.D. Student Affiliation with a GTU Member School





Send email requesting affiliation to LeAnn Snow Flesher, Academic Dean, 

Expectations: Encouraged to participate in community life, including Monday night chapel and meal  Opportunities: Teaching, housing, if available





We have events designed for you to engage with faculty, students and representatives of the member schools and centers of the GTU. Check back regularly for more information!

We also invite and encourage you to visit us and experience Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area. We will work with you to design a visit that meets your needs.

New Students

As you prepare to begin your new journey at the GTU and in Berkeley, here are some dates, comments, and links to helpful and important information.

International Students

The GTU encourages international students to apply to the Master’s and Doctoral programs. 15% of our students are international, representing 20 countries from around the world.

Completing the Application

M.A. and Doctoral students submit the standard applications available from the GTU. A few items to note follow:

Where to Stay While Visiting the GTU

If you are planning to visit the GTU, the Admissions Office can assist you in locating a place to stay. If you would like to set up your own arrangements, here are some options:

Guest Housing on "Holy Hill"

Lodging is available through the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a GTU member school.  Easton Hall conference center has guest rooms at its facility and adjacent Gibbs Hall.  For information and reservations call 510-204-0705.



If you are considering a doctoral or master of arts program, you may want to visit the GTU to explore our academic community. With a bit of planning, a visit to the GTU is easily arranged. Your visit can be an hour long, a full day or even a couple of days, and can include a simple meeting with Admissions staff or several meetings with professors, students, and staff, as well as class observation and time to simply take in the Bay Area. It is really up to you!

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