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

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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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12 Reasons to Choose PLTS
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The Library Resources are Almost Inexhaustible
The GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, housing the resources of all 17 institutions, is the most comprehensive theological library in the country and one of the best in the world. Combined with the U.C. Berkeley libraries, PLTS offers you incomparable resources. Read more