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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New Program!

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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On the Cutting Edge of Theological Education
Working in collaboration with a number of ELCA groups, we’ve designed a new curriculum to combine the resources of traditional Lutheran theology with the skills needed for ministry in God’s world today. Read more