The Graduate Theological Union 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.
With a focus on interreligious and interdisciplinary perspectives, GTU students & faculty engage the world’s great religions and wisdom traditions in contemporary contexts. The GTU offers academic PhD and MA degrees and certificate programs with over 30 concentrations of focus that allow for diverse educational interests and vocational goals; in addition, students have the opportunity to tailor their program in consultation with their advisor.
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 also offers unique opportunities for groundbreaking interdisciplinary scholarship, bringing religion into dialogue with disciplines like the arts and sciences.