Current Student Resources

The deans and staff are your resources throughout your program, often behind the scenes in concert with your faculty. We will assist you with building academic and professional skills as you accomplish required degree program milestones, with information about services and resources, as well as ideas for well-being and life balance issues, and more – from your first days to the completion of your degree.

Register and Enroll

Guidelines and nuances about registration, including calendars, course schedule, opportunities for cross-registration.

Academic Milestones

Handbooks and forms for progression though the program of study.

Professional Development

Workshops and co-curricular support for advancing skills to enter a profession.

Support Services

Online resources, students with a disability, campus safety, sexual assault and getting help, student complaints.

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) consists of six doctoral students who advise administration and proactively advocate for student needs.

Learn more about the Student Advisory Committee

Students come from different backgrounds and so we invite students to build community by joining an existing group or create a new one.

Discover the student groups

Faculty Directory

The GTU has the largest theological faculty in the United States, including renowned experts with extensive knowledge of the world's major religions and expertise in major areas of interdisciplinary theological investigation.

GTU Commencement

The GTU Commencement occurs once a year, usually on the second Thursday in May, and is open to the public. You can find Statement of Intent forms here as well as general information. 


Most students live "off campus" in apartments and homes in Berkeley and neighboring communities. Several GTU member schools own apartment buildings and dormitories, both in Berkeley and elsewhere. 

Student Statistics

Diversity at the GTU

  • 11% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 6% Black
  • 1% Hispanic
  • 1% Native American/Alaskan Native
  • 38% White
  • 17% Unknown/Other
  • 27% Non-Resident Foreign Students

Among GTU Ph.D Students 2019-20

Students' Stage in Program

  • 44% in Course Work
  • 11% in Comprehensive Exams
  • 12% Post Exams
  • 34% In Dissertation

Virtual Open House with GTU Admissions

Connect with the GTU at our Virtual Open House! Learn about our PhD, MA, and Certificate programs.

Online Event
1:00pm to 3:00pm

2023 Taitetsu Unno Memorial Lecture

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announced the Taitetsu Unno Memorial lecture, to be held both in person at the Jodo Shinshu center and virtually. 

Jodo Shinsu Center, Institute of Buddhist Studies
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chaplaincy Hour - Apr. 6, 2023

This gathering hosted by the GTU Interreligious Chaplaincy Program serves as a way for students to join, discuss any issues--professional or academic--and strengthen bonds and friendships.

Online Event