With a focus on interreligious and interdisciplinary perspectives, the Graduate Theological Union offers PhD and MA degree programs spanning more than 30 concentrations of focus, allowing for diverse educational interests and vocational goals. Students can focus their studies within a single tradition—including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Wiccan, neo-pagan, and more—or explore interreligious themes. The GTU offers unique opportunities for groundbreaking interdisciplinary scholarship, bringing religion into dialogue with disciplines like the arts and sciences. GTU degree programs offer flexibility that allows students to tailor their program in consultation with their advisor.
The GTU educates innovative leaders for the academy, religious organizations, and the nonprofit sector, equipping scholars to embody the critical thinking, ethical frameworks, compassionate values, and spiritual foundations essential to building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
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.