Deepening Faith.

Challenging Minds.

Expanding Hearts.

Energizing Mission.

PLTS Spring 2022 synchronous courses are being offered in person on the Berkeley campus. Most courses have an asynchronous option as well. Students must choose one modality for each course for the whole semester.


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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Master of Arts in Spirituality and Social Change

As our communities face social and ecological crises, the new MA in Spirituality and Social Change equips students to respond.

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

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An Agile Institution
Still a young seminary, PLTS retains an ability to adapt. Throughout our history, we have been able to fine-tune curriculum and community to meet the changing demands of today’s ministries. Read more