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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.

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The Creatives’ Cove: Creatives in Solidarity

The GTU’s Creatives’ Cove student group invites you to answer the call to weave together community. Join us on Zoom for an end-of-year celebration with other creatives. Bring along artworks you’re working on, questions you’re wrestling with, creative endeavors you’re beginning — or just to chat!

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Online Event
4:00pm

Art Break with Benjamin Heller

Benjamin Heller is a cross disciplinary artist, blurring the traditional boundaries of media to uncover newfound vitality in their intersections. Drawing from a diverse background and training in visual arts, photography, dance, and physical improvisation, his works are rooted in the movement of...

Online Event
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Faiths in Conversation: Hinduism & Justice | Dr. Rita Sherma & Dr. Jonathan Wyn Schofer

This Faiths in Conversation series webinar on "Hinduism & Justice" features a conversation between CDS Director Dr. Rita D. Sherma and UT-Austin Associate Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Jonathan Wyn Schofer.

Online Event
2:00pm