Graduate Theological Union

Admissions

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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"

Visiting

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!

International Student Applications

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:

How to Apply

Here you can find specific application information for each GTU program.

The GTU Admissions office is happy to work with you throughout the application process. Feel free to call 800/826-4488, or email gtuadm@gtu.edu with any questions you may have.

Berkeley and the Bay Area

Berkeley is an exciting place, with much to offer. These two links are provide a full range of information: City of Berkeley, and Berkeley Visitors Bureau.

Life at GTU

Your experience at the Graduate Theological Union equips you, as no other place can, to conduct critical and creative scholarship that addresses the most urgent needs of our time.  And it takes you to the San Francisco Bay Area--home to virtually all of the world's religions and diverse cultures.  This community weaves a rich tapestry of celebrations, art forms, cuisines, and worship against a backdrop of inspiring natural beauty.

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