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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Excommunicating Spinoza The Heretic

Please join us for a discussion of the documentary film Spinoza: Six Reasons for the Excommunication of the Philosopher (2022), with UC Berkeley Philosophy professor Hannah Ginsborg and GTU Jewish Studies professor Sam Shonkoff. This program is part of the New Lehrhaus's five-part series entitled "...

Zoom
7:00pm

Madrasa-Midrasha | Preparing for Sacred Seasons

Please join the GTU's Madrasa-Midrasha Program as we honor the messages of Passover, Ramadan, and Lent featuring Sam S.B. Shonkoff, Celene Ibrahim, and Arthur Holder.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
11:30am

Food as Sacred Text: Interreligious Rituals, Practices, & Culture - Reading of the Sacred Text Conference

What makes a text sacred? Each year the GTU Library examines a fresh insight.

 

 

Hybrid Event (GTU Dinner Board Room)
9:00am to 4:00pm