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 UC Berkeley.

The resulting context in which we work and study is an interfaith and cross-cultural experience.

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Upcoming Events

2024 Luther Lecture

Join us in-person or online to hear Dr. Reggie Williams offer our 2024 Luther Lecture.

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Signs Along the Way: April 5-7, 2024

Deciding whether seminary education is right for you? Join the PLTS discernment weekend in Berkeley, CA. During this weekend you will have the opportunity to engage your sense of call, connect with students, faculty, and staff, and explore the San Francisco Bay Area. 

April 5-7 | Berkeley, CA

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Take a Virtual Tour!

Check out this video tour to get a feel for our campus, student housing, and surrounding neighborhood.

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Ethnic Diversity
The United States is an ethnic and culturally diverse country, on its way to having no ethnic majority, no English speaking majority, and no religious majority. This is California today. Come study in the context where issues of diversity meet theology in practical reality. Read more