Admissions & Aid

At the Graduate Theological Union, the proximity of our member schools, multi-faith centers, and interdisciplinary programs creates a dynamic intellectual community that draws scholars from around the world. The GTU offers two degree programs, the Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). We also offer certificate programs. 

In addition to taking classes across the GTU consortium, our students are eligible to take courses at the University of California, Berkeley, just across the street.

Ready to take the next step? Scroll below to learn about the application process, scheduling a campus visit, the beautful bay area, and financial aid

Contact Admissions:

GTU Admissions
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: (510) 649-2460



Request Program Information

Find out more about our programs and academic community. Use our easy online form to get the information you need for your academic future at GTU.

Plan a Visit

Let us host you for a campus visit! Your visit can include a meeting with the Admissions staff, professors, and students.

Applying to GTU

Information on how to apply to our programs.

Financial Aid

Understand your financial aid options and how to apply.

Have the GTU Come to You

Can't make it to the Bay Area to visit in person?  See if an admissions staff or student ambassador will be near you soon!

Berkeley and the Bay Area

Learn more about relocating to our beautiful corner of the world.  Berkeley's an incredible place to study and live!

GTU students benefit from:

  • the largest theological faculty in the United States
  • hundreds of course offerings across the consortium that allow for rich interdisciplinary and interreligious study
  • one of the finest theological libraries in the world
  • a collaborative relationship with the world's preeminent public university, the University of California, Berkeley, increasing the options for interdisciplinary projects
  • a culturally and religiously diverse location in the San Francisco Bay Area

Take Our Online Virtual Tour

"View from the Bench" Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception for "A View from the Bench: Social Justice in Art, Law, and Religion of the Chicano Community." The exhibition features drawings made by Cruz Reynoso on his case notes during his time serving on the California State Supreme Court.  

Collaborative Learning Space, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Summer Foreign Language Courses at the GTU

The GTU offers intensive summer language courses in French, German, and Spanish, designed to prepare registered students for the modern foreign language exam. Taught by experienced language instructors, the courses focus on grammar, building vocabulary, and translation practice for three hours a...

GTU Main Office

Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2018