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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Introduction to the Master of Arts in Spirituality and Social Change

Are you feeling pulled to faith-based work that can make a difference in your community? As Christians, we are called to serve the most vulnerable and work toward social transformation, and a Master of Arts in Spirituality and Social Change can help equip you to do that. Learn more by joining our next virtual information session!

Tuesday, May 7th at 5:00pm (PDT)  via Zoom

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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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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