Starr King, a Unitarian Universalist theological school,
has been educating Unitarian Universalist ministers
and progressive religious leaders since 1904.
Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools
and a member of the Graduate
Theological Union (GTU), Starr King offers M.Div.,
MASC and M.A.
degrees as well as online courses, other continuing
education opportunities for ministers and lay people. Through
the GTU, we also work with Ph.D. students preparing
for vocations in scholarship and teaching.
Ofiicial Statement of Accrediation by the Commision on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Starr King School for the Ministry is Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:
MDiv, MA in Social Change
Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program
The Commission contact information is: The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada 10 Summit Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA Telephone: 412-788-6505 Fax: 412-788-6510 Website: www.ats.edu
This Web site is our virtual front door. If you came
through our actual front door in Berkeley, Calif., you
would be greeted by the sights and sounds of a small,
lively school where people are deeply engaged in theological
study. You might hear spirited conversation punctuated
by loud laughter, see people sitting in quiet contemplation
in the Meditation Room, or smell soup simmering in the
kitchen in preparation for an evening gathering. (See
We hope by browsing this Web site you will get a sense
of our educational commitments.
We value scholarly study united with practical, experiential
learning and offer personalized attention in the learning
process. We respect the beauty of cultural diversity,
honor interfaith and ecumenical engagement, and seek
to counter oppressions.
Rooted in Unitarian Universalism's liberal religious
heritage, we believe in the importance of congregational
life as well as individual spiritual practice and are
devoted to creating a more hopeful future that reverences
life, embodies justice and sustains peace.
Enjoy your virtual visit with us. We welcome your interest
in studying at Starr King School, supporting
our work financially and drawing on the resources
we make available through this site.
Come see us in person if you would like to explore
Student Services to arrange a visit to our Berkeley
Click to view the Starr King catalog in PDF format. (Note: Seminary for the Laity certificate program is no longer offered.)
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker
President and Professor of Theology
Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé
Professor of Cultural Studies and Islamic Studies
Director of the Starr King Luce Project for Multi-religious Theological Education