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Masters Degrees

MasterofArts
MasterofArtsinSocialTransformation
MasterofDivinity
MasterofDivinityMasterofArts
MasterofTheologicalStudies

Graduate Certificates

CertificateinTheologicalStudies
CertificateofAdvancedProfessionalStudies
CertificateofSpecialStudies
CertificateofSpiritualityandSocialChange
CertificateofSexualityandReligion

Theological Education for Leadership Certificates

CertificateofGenderSexualityandtheBible
Certificate of Theological Education for Leadership
UnitedMethodistChurchCertifiedLayMinisterProgram

Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Ministry
GraduateTheologicalUnionDoctoralDegrees

You’re a creative, fearless, spiritually-rooted thinker who wants to build a better world.

We’re a radically progressive seminary that can give you the tools and experience to do it.

Pacific School of Religion is a community of loving and curious people who connect theological study with spiritual formation and innovative leadership training. Our faculty and student body work together to create an educational experience focused on justice and equality, for ourselves and the world.

Located in the historically and culturally vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, we’re home to two groundbreaking centers for social transformation—Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion and Ignite Institute @ PSR. We are also part of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of interreligious grad schools with the largest theological faculty in the U.S.

Come & See! Prospective and New Student Event is November 4-5. Check it out!

Join us April 8-9, 2016 for Come & See! Prospective and Admitted Student Event. Come & See! is designed for those pursuing a call to ministry or considering seminary (graduate theological education) as preparation for social change work as a pastor, justice leader, chaplain, religious educator, scholar, administrator, or other faith community professional.

Contact us if another date works better for your campus visit.

We’re here to warmly welcome you to Pacific School of Religion! We can answer your questions about admissions, our degrees and certificates, financial aid, community life, and the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

David Beeman
Vice President of Admissions and Enrollment Management
510/849-8231 | dbeeman@psr.edu

Rev. Dr. Leslie Carole Taylor
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
510/849-8253 | ltaylor@psr.edu | Facebook

Ruben Cortez
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
510/849-8931 | rcortez@psr.edu

Admissions staff and PSR representatives can be found around the country at recruiting events and national conferences. We are always adding new events, so check back again often, as we update our plans. If you don’t see an event you think we should attend, contact us at admissions@psr.edu!
2016-17
  • July 4-8: Metropolitan Community Churches General Assembly, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • July 9-14: The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Palm Springs, CA
  • July 20-24: The National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Kansas City, KS
  • August 3-6: North American Pacific Asian Disciples (NAPAD), Sunnyvale, CA
  • September 15: Seminary Virtual Fair (Everywhere)
  • September 24-25: Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ Fall Women’s Retreat, Mission Springs, CA
  • October 5: St. Mary’s College of California Career Fair, Moraga, CA
  • October 9: 150th PSR Founders Day Celebration, Berkeley, CA
  • October 10: Idealist Graduate School Fair, Seattle, WA
  • October 13: University of Southern California Career and Graduate School Fair, Los Angeles, CA
  • October 14-15: Pacific Southwest Regional Assembly (Disciples of Christ), Fullerton, CA
  • October 18: Stanford University Graduate School Fair, Palo Alto, CA
  • October 19: Idealist Graduate School Fair, San Francisco, CA
  • October 20: Harkness Lecture, Berkeley, CA
  • October 22: “For Such A Time As This” United Methodist Ministry Day at PSR, Berkeley, CA
  • October 27: Augsburg College Seminary and Divinity School Day, Minneapolis, MN
  • November 4-5: Come and See! Prospective Student Weekend, Berkeley, CA
  • November 12-14: Transkeit: Affirming Gender Diversity for Jews and Allies, Berkeley, CA
  • December 22-January 3: PSR Offices are closed
  • January 18-22: Creating Change Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • February 20-23: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Richmond, VA
  • March 22: Pepperdine University Ministry Fest, Malibu, CA
  • June 15-17: Northern California Nevada Conference UCC, Annual Gathering, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
  • June 30-July 4: United Church of Christ General Synod, Baltimore, MD

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Special Areas of Interest:
Flexible learning options at PSRBadè Museum of Biblical Archaeology at PSRCenter for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry (CLGS) at PSRChaplaincy Preparation InformationArts and ReligionBuddhist StudiesIslamic StudiesJewish StudiesOrthodox Christian StudiesTheology and the Natural SciencesWomen and Religion

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Would you prefer a morning or an afternoon visit?

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Please note that housing will be provided on an as-available basis. Housing availability in the summer is limited.

If you do need housing, for how many people?

For which nights would you like to reserve housing?

If you stay on campus, you are our guest for the first night; additional nights may be arranged and billed to you.

Do you have any accessibility needs?

Would you like to meet with an Admissions Counselor?

Would you like a tour of PSR and the nearby GTU campus?

Please list any areas of professional, ministerial, or academic interests you may have:

What certificate and/or degree program(s) are of interest to you?:
Master of Divinity (MDiv)Master of Arts in Social Transformation (MAST)Graduate Theological Union Common Master of Arts (MA)Master of Theological Studies (MTS)Joint Master of Divinity/Master of Arts (MDiv/MA)Doctor of Ministry (DMin)Certificate of Theological Studies (CTS)Certificate of Sexuality and Religion (CSR)Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change (CSSC)Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS)

If you would like to sit in on a class, which one?

Is there a particular PSR faculty member with whom you'd like to meet?

Please be aware the faculty availability may be limited in the summer.

If you are transferring from another seminary, which one?

Please include name and location.

If possible, would you like to connect with someone from your faith tradition/denomination?

What is/are your faith tradition(s) and/or denomination(s), if any?

If you are planning to visit another GTU school during your visit, which one(s)?:
American Baptist Seminary of the WestChurch Divinity School of the PacificDominican School of Philosophy and TheologyJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara UniversityPacific Lutheran Theological SeminarySan Francisco Theological SeminaryStarr King School for the Ministry

You will be our guest for your meals during your stay. Which meals will you eat on campus?:
BreakfastLunchDinner
Please note that PSR's d'Autremont Dining Hall will be closed during the summer and this option will not be available during summer visits.

If you visit on a Tuesday, would you like to join in PSR community Worship at 11 am in the Chapel?:

Please note that PSR community worship will not meet during the summer and this option will not be available during summer visits.

Is there anything else we should know while planning your visit?:

Contact Admissions at 510/849-8931 or toll-free at 800/999-0528