Subsidized Housing for PSR Students

Pacific School of Religion is committed to partnering with students in making theological education accessible. To this end, resources from PSR’s endowment, annual fundraising, and ancillary income are used to support the education of students in PSR’s various programs. Through the use of these resources, PSR is able to offer its education at tuition levels that are well below the actual cost of the delivering the education.

Additionally, PSR provides housing—managed by Hudson MacDonald—that is offered to PSR students at a significant discount from prevailing housing costs in our area. In order to best steward the use of these properties for its educational mission, PSR has established the following requirements for PSR students to qualify for subsidized housing:

Students must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing.   Students must take a minimum of 15 units in an academic year, including summer and intersession, with no less than 6 units in any given semester. DMin students must be enrolled a minimum of 7.5 in an academic year, with no less than 3 units in any given semester.

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way.  Students may request a leave of absence for one semester throughout their time receiving subsidized housing rates. Students must early-register for the following semester after their leave of absence to continue to qualify for subsidized housing.

Students can qualify for housing for a maximum number of years based on the program they are in as follows:

  • MDiv, 5 years
  • MTS, 3 years
  • MAST, 3 years
  • DMin, 2 years
  • Certificate program, 1 year*

*Adding a certificate to a degree will not add additional time to subsidized housing if previously enrolled in another PSR program.

Units will be assigned according to number of residents as follows:

  • Dorm room: single student
  • Studio: single student or couple
  • One bedroom: couple, couple and 1 child, parent and 1 or 2 children

Housing Deadlines

The priority deadline for housing for each Fall Semester is April 1.

After April 1, housing is offered on a first come, first served basis to students from the Berkeley area. There is no guaranteed housing for Spring entry.

Housing Contact

Hudson MacDonald,

Housing Rates, 2020-2021

For dormitory rooms:

Per month (does not include board) $795

Apartments per month (does not include board)

Studio $1,190
One-bedroom $1,445

Effective July 1, 2020