Deepening Faith.

Challenging Minds.

Expanding Hearts.

Energizing Mission.

Where the wisdom of tradition is applied in the innovative context of the West Coast

Associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is the only Lutheran seminary in the western half of the United States. PLTS is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of 19 seminaries and research centers in partnership with the University of California at Berkeley. The resulting context in which we work and study at PLTS is an interfaith and cross-cultural experience. Learn more

Flexible Life M.Div. Option

Take the first year of the degree online

Then come to Berkeley for the remaining coursework.

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A Supportive Community
Our students quickly discover that they are part of a supportive community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. You will enjoy a network of relationships helping you navigate and integrate your classroom work, contextual ministry experiences, and life of faith. Read more