Denominational Affiliation

Pacific School of Religion is a multi-denominational seminary and center for social justice with strong ties to the United Church of Christ; the United Methodist Church, approved by the United Methodist University Senate; and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in partnership with the Disciples Seminary Foundation. Our student body comes from a wide range of traditions and communities of conviction.


127 full- and part-time students

Full-time faculty


Adjunct faculty


Student to full-time faculty ratio


Degree programs

Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts (with the Graduate Theological Union), joint Master of Divinity/Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Social Transformation

Graduate Certificates

Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies, Certificate of Sexuality and Religion, Certificate of Special Studies, Certificate of Swedenborgian Theology, Certificate of Theological Studies, Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change

PSR centers and affiliated programs

Bade Museum of Archaeology, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, Disciples Seminary Foundation, Ignite Institute


Pacific School of Religion is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

  • MDiv
  • MA
  • MTS
  • DMin
  • MAST

PSR is approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program by ATS

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS)  in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Telephone: 412-788-6505
Fax: 412-788-6510

Educational Effectiveness Statement

Typically, about 70% (completion rate) of students admitted to the Pacific School of Religion complete their degree programs of study. Pacific School of Religion has at least an 80% retention (or persistence) rate of active students who return to PSR from year to year. We also have capstone courses or measurements built into all of our degree program that students must submit for assessment purposes.