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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Signs Along the Way - Nov 4-6th

Deciding whether seminary education is right for you? Come for a visit to the PLTS campus in Berkeley to engage your sense of call, experience a PLTS class and connect with students, faculty, and staff, and explore the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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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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A Strong Sense of Lutheran Identity
PLTS was founded to meet the needs of Lutheran congregations of the Western U.S. While attentive to rapidly changing cultural settings, we have always been strongest when we remember that we exist to serve our churches in their mission. Read more