Admissions & Aid

At the GTU, the proximity of our member schools, multi-faith centers, and interdisciplinary programs creates a dynamic intellectual community. The GTU offers two degree programs, the Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), as well as several certificate programs. Our member schools offer many other programs of study. GTU students are eligible to take classes across the GTU consortium, as well as at the University of California, Berkeley, just across the street.

The GTU intends to resume campus-based academic operations and in-person attendance requirements for new students enrolling in our PhD and MA-level programs beginning in Fall 2022, with flexibility for joining select courses via remote modalities as indicated by them prior to the start of term. To the extent that students elect to take advantage of this latter option, without compromising residency requirements related to their chosen program, the GTU maintains its commitment to hybrid learning. For more information, please consult our COVID Resources Page.

Explore Our Programs

The GTU offers both the Master of Arts (MA) degree and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree, as well as certificate programs.

Request Program Info

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.

Take a Virtual Visit

While our on-campus visits and in-person information sessions are limited at this time, we are excited to welcome you to this virtual visit experience.

Applying to GTU

Information on how to apply to our programs.

Financial Aid

Understand your financial aid options and how to apply.

Berkeley and the Bay Area

Learn more about relocating to our beautiful corner of the world.  Berkeley is 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

We are here to answer your questions and help you through the admissions process. Contact the admissions team at admissions@gtu.edu or schedule a meeting now.

Schedule a meeting now

While our on-campus visits and in-person information sessions are limited at this time, we are excited to welcome you to this virtual visit experience. We invite you to explore all that the GTU has to offer through this tour.

Begin your Virtual Visit

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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