Academics

The GTU provides students with the opportunity for intensive academic study of many religious traditions including forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, and Judaism, as well as interdisciplinary topics such as art and religion or theology and science.

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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 proximity of our member schools, academic centers, and interdisciplinary programs creates a dynamic intellectual community that draws scholars from around the world. Students entering the PhD or MA program benefit from the GTU’s diverse, multi-religious environment and draw on the depth of faculty expertise available among the more than 100 full-time faculty members across this diverse consortium. 

Explore Our Doctoral Program

Our PhD curriculum builds on the ecumenical, interreligious, and interdisciplinary strengths of the GTU, offering rich opportunities for both specialization and cross-disciplinary study.

Discover Our MA Program

The GTU Common Master of Arts provides exciting opportunities to explore theology and religion in response to the challenges posed by contemporary cultures. 

Departments and Concentrations

GTU degree programs feature more than thirty unique concentrations - from Aesthetics to Yoga Studies - grouped into four interdisciplinary departments.

GTU Admissions Webinar

Join us online at noon PDT on Thursday, January 24, for this 30-minute webinar in which Director of Admissions Andrea Sheaffer and other GTU staff will share info and answer questions about the GTU MA degree, the admissions process, and financial aid options. Register now!

Online Event
12:00pm to 12:30pm

Phenomenology of Religious Experience Lab

Join us for the first research lab organized by the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience. 

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
10:00am to 4:00pm

Borsch-Rast Book Lecture

Join us for the second annual Borsch-Rast Book Lecture featuring Timothy Wadkins (PhD, '88), author of The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
6:30pm