Graduate Theological Union Viewbook

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Abundant Pathways Intersecting Perspectives Transformative Impact



Discover Abundant Pathways to Your Individual Purpose You have a purpose like no other. The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, is the ideal environment to find and live out that purpose. The GTU is one of the world's most comprehensive centers for interreligious life, learning, and leadership, as well as interdisciplinary scholarship between religion, art, and science. At the GTU, scholars with a desire to be leaders are able to engage with the world's great wisdom traditions, in both traditional and contemporary contexts. For those seeking a plurality of perspectives on religion, philosophy, ethics, science, technology, and how we make meaning in the world, the GTU offers a uniquely expansive approach to rigorous academic study. At the GTU, we encourage the exploration of connections between various religious, academic, and philosophical perspectives, and bringing them into conversation with one another. We also examine the intersections between religious principles and contemporary concerns, including social justice and political activism, ethical leadership, care for the earth and nature, artistic and cultural expression, and current discoveries of the natural sciences. At the GTU, you can find a pathway to fulfilling your purpose, shaped by the ideas and issues that are most important to you.

GTU IS HOME TO:  8 Schools  5 Centers  5 Affiliates  Over 100 Faculty Discover more at gtu.edu/virtual-visit


Explore Intersecting Perspectives and Develop Your Unique Approach Our faculty work hand-in-hand with scholars to provide opportunities for exploration and to encourage the pursuit of your personalized path of academic inquiry. The GTU empowers scholars to follow their own passions and academic interests in ways that are distinctive and customized. Scholars at the GTU are not just students, they are explorers and entrepreneurs, discovering connections and mapping out new directions for thought. A wide array of the world’s perspectives on spiritual thought and practice are represented at the GTU, creating a fertile environment for dialogue, engagement, and understanding. The GTU actively fosters a thriving community of seekers, thinkers, and doers, with a shared goal of effecting positive change for the common good.

Multiple opportunities for interreligious and interdisciplinary dialogue, including:   

GTUx  Madrasa-Midrasha Program  Sustainability 360  Black Church/Africana Studies Interreligious Education and Pedagogy Project  Women's Studies in Religion  Asia Project Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times  And more...

Find all of our special initiatives at gtu.edu/initiatives


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Prepare to Make a Transformative Impact You are here to make a difference. The GTU is committed to offering the educational foundation, practical training, connections, and opportunities you need to make a meaningful impact in the world. Our scholars have gone on to pursue leadership roles within a wide array of professional, religious, and service organizations that are transforming the world as we know it. Wherever your calling leads you, whether it be academic, non-profit, civic, social, ecological, or spiritual, the GTU seeks to provide the practical tools you need to make positive change a reality. The GTU's faculty and alumni are connected with a robust network of institutions all around the world, where many of our students take their next steps toward discovering fulfilling, purpose-driven work. At the GTU, we find purpose in helping leaders realize their potential. We are proud to see our students making a mark through their work in communities around the world.  I f you are interested in pursuing a graduate education that will

challenge your thinking, inspire your purpose, and prepare you to make a transformative change in the world, the GTU provides the unique scholarship, expansive community, and unparalleled opportunities for you to take your next step.

The GTU has deep connections with nearby UC Berkeley, and access to many academic resources and opportunities. Discover more at gtu.edu/virtual-visit


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YOU BELONG HERE Take a virtual visit, inquire about programs, and apply at GTU.edu