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 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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Look Unto the Hills—And the Bay!
PLTS is a beautiful, quiet campus in the presence of a large metropolitan area. With the San Francisco Bay to the West and the expansive Tilden Regional Park to the East, PLTS students can meditate and reflect in the tranquil quiet of the hill or visit the city and its bustling activity. Read more