Gain the Wisdom and Skill to Thrive

Radically inclusive and ecumenical, our education will give you the skills to succeed in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Equip yourself with the ability to lead across religious, racial, and cultural differences while being immersed in the Bay Area—one of the world’s most dynamic settings.

Stackable

Discover the preparation and flexibility you need to pursue your call. Pacific School of Religion’s unique Stackable Curriculum can adapt to your vocational goals and financial resources. You choose how much preparation you need:

  • Year One: Complete a graduate-level Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change, providing you with a strong foundation in leadership.
  • Year Two: Receive a Master of Arts in Social Transformation, preparing you for a wide range of vocational paths from social justice advocacy to congregational development.
  • Year Three: Earn a Master of Divinity, with concentrations in chaplaincy, sexuality and religion, or congregational care.

Drawing on the strengths of a globally connected and diverse faculty, PSR’s Stackable Curriculum interweaves the study of Christian theology, religion, social justice, queer theory, design thinking, leadership, and the practices of ministry to train you to respond with hope and skill to the needs of the world.

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Reflective

Join a community of thoughtful leaders who reflect the world’s rich diversity. Deeply rooted in our Christian identity, PSR is an ecumenical and openly affirming seminary and center for social justice. We are a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union—the largest and most diverse theological consortium in the world. Our nationally recognized Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) embodies the type of academic excellence, prophetic advocacy, and inclusive leadership that is part of our DNA.

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Formative

Become an effective leader in social transformation. Students come to PSR from all walks of life and in response to a profound call to make the world a better place. Alumnus Adam Dyer arrived at PSR after a distinguished undergraduate education and experience as an actor on Broadway. He synthesized his interests into “a passion for the physical body as a theological and cultural expression of spirituality.” In his ministry at First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he integrates spirituality, intellectual engagement, and social action. PSR is committed to facilitating transformation in leaders like Adam, who can weave together a myriad of experiences into a cohesive story. Discover your unique story at PSR—and join our community in blazing new paths as we work together to heal a broken world.

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Leading-Edge

Benefit from PSR’s location at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area—and its world-renown technological innovation and legacy of social movements. Our curriculum draws on the innovative work of PSR’s Ignite Institute Innovation and Leadership Lab, which harnesses the wisdom of our faith traditions and sacred teachings to guide the ethical application of disruptive innovation. Through our unique “fusion leadership” approach, we seek to make theology as integral to Silicon Valley as technology, and innovation a key part of faith communities and social change movements.

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