Do you feel called to make a difference in the world?
Have you been longing for time to think more deeply
about life and engage more effectively in responding
to injustices and suffering?
Has your heart been moved by your participation
in a religious community, and have you found yourself
considering the ministry?
Have you made a commitment to Unitarian Universalism
and want your life's work to embody your religious
Greetings. I'm Becky Leyser, Admissions Director.
We welcome your interest in studying with us. At Starr
King we place radical trust in the possibilities that
lie within human beings. As a Unitarian Universalist
seminary with a hundred-year liberal and liberating
tradition, we approach education as an engaged, relational
practice through which human beings develop their gifts
and deepen their calling to be of service in the world.
Because of our mission and identity as a Unitarian
Universalist school, we're open to students with a variety
of religious backgrounds, interests and identities.
The majority of Starr King graduates become Unitarian
Universalist parish ministers. Some specialize in religious
education or community ministries. Others offer religious
leadership to society as lay people working in education,
social services, the arts, politics, health care and
This Web site will help you imagine the path you can
follow by studying with us.
At Academics you can learn
more about Starr King School's educational environment
and the degree program that's right for you. Finding
the particular form of religious leadership that suits
your gifts, strengths, passions and personality takes
time and attention, and is part of our educational process.
Choosing the degree program best suited to your vocational
aim is an important first step, and Starr King's admissions
staff can assist you. It's possible to begin SKSM in
one program and transfer to another as you discern your
for an introduction to our teaching staff and Admissions
& Financial Aid to apply.
Contact email@example.com to arrange a visit to our campus, located in
the "Holy Hill" neighborhood of Graduate
Theological Union schools, just two blocks north
of the University
of California, Berkeley.
Life to read narratives about our students' paths
to Starr King as well as the personal and spiritual
transformations that take place in this learning community.
are making news and making a difference in the world. Grads share their stories about how their education here influenced their ministry and religious leadership.
Or, listen to our podcasts featuring Starr King students and graduates who talk about how their education here influenced their ministry and religious leadership.
Take a quick photo tour of the school in Community
Listen to a 30-second sample of the Rev. Alma Crawford, SKSM faculty member, teaching the school's Educating to Counter Oppressions seminar.
Learn about local housing
resources available to Starr King students.
Accessibility at Starr King contains information regarding accessible access at the Berkeley schoolhouse.
Explore the possibility of a theological education
by taking either an online or onsite course with us. Our courses
are open to prospective degree candidates, as space
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to starting a conversation with you
about your educational and vocational goals.
Click to view the complete Starr King catalog in PDF format. (Note: Seminary for the Laity certificate program is no longer offered.)