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. As a consortium, the GTU offers two degree programs, the Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). We also offer certificate programs. Our member schools offer many other programs of study.

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 classes, tour, and meetings with 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

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