Deepening Faith.

Challenging Minds.

Expanding Hearts.

Energizing Mission.

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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

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Rich Social and Cultural Opportunities
The San Francisco Bay Area offers unique social and cultural opportunities. Choose from the arts, music, dance, theater, cinema, cuisine, architecture, nature, history, and more. Spending your seminary years in a world-class city is guaranteed to broaden your horizons. Read more