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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Our Student Body has Diverse Goals
Our students are preparing for pastoral ministry, lay ministry, teaching professions, and/or spiritual renewal. This diversity within our community makes for a rich learning environment. We challenge each other, reflect together, and ensure that the learning process is rewarding and fun! Read more