Quick Facts

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Unique Degree Concentrations

Ranging from Aesthetics to Yoga

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Core Doctoral Faculty Members

From diverse faiths and fields

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Faculty Across the Consortium

To guide your academic career

The GTU's Students are 45% Women

Across all programs and areas of study

41.3% Women Ph.D Students

Enrolled across GTU doctoral degree programs

43.4% Women M.A. Students

Enrolled across GTU Masters degree programs


Newhall Teaching Fellowships

Awarded to doctoral students for 2017-2018


Inter-disciplinary Academic Departments


Student-Run Organizations

Currently operating to serve students at the GTU


Faculty Members

Working and teaching at the GTU


Doctoral Students

Studying at the GTU


Scholarly Institutions

Combining to form a diverse community for religious study


Faith Traditions

Available for study through GTU's many programs, centers, and schools

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Public Events or Lectures

Held by the GTU during 2016-17


Conferences & Symposia

Sponsored or Co-Sponsored by the GTU in 2016-17

Racial Diversity at the GTU

  • 11% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 6% Black
  • 8% Hispanic
  • 1% Native American/Alaskan Native
  • 42% White
  • 11% Other
  • 22% Non-Resident International Students

Students' Stage in Program

  • 44% in Course Work
  • 11% in Comprehensive Exams
  • 12% Post Exams
  • 34% In Dissertation

Study at the GTU is intellectually challenging and rich in resources. As a consortium, we have the largest theological faculty in one location in the United States. Students pursuing a PhD or MA share a world-class library, access to more than 700 courses across member schools and academic disciplines, and a strong sense of community. Here, honest exchanges arise, world views expand, understanding deepens.

The mission of the GTU is to:

  • Educate men and women for vocations of ministry and scholarship
  • Equip leaders for a future of diverse religions and cultures
  • Teach patterns of faith which nurture justice and peace
  • Serve as an educational and theological resource for local communities, the nation, and the world.

President:  Daniel L. Lehmann

Dean:   Uriah Y. Kim

Degrees Offered:  PhD and MA degrees; other professional degree programs (including DMin, STM, ThM, and MDiv) are administered by member schools

Enrollment:  About 1,000 graduate students across the consortium, with nearly 200 enrolled in GTU doctoral or common master's programs (as of Fall 2017). 

Faculty:  More than 100 full-time faculty across the consortium

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library:  More than 500,000 volumes, 1160 periodical subscriptions, and 295,000 non-book holdings; 6,000-7,000 new titles added per year

Board of Trustees:  Up to 50 members, including 16 institutional representatives, 24 members-at-large, and faculty, student, and alumni representatives

Accreditation:  The GTU is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the WASC Senior College and University Commission.