Graduate Theological Union

Starr King School for the Ministry is a member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), a consortium of eight theological schools and eleven affiliated centers established in 1962. Starr King School joined the GTU in 1964.

The GTU was initially created by the participating schools to offer a stronger graduate degree program than any one school could offer alone. It began with a vision that the future of religious renewal and theological education in this world depends on the willingness of faith traditions to come together in the midst of differences. Today the GTU is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and offers doctoral and master’s degrees for denominational leadership within a unique interfaith context. The GTU is a thriving example of what can happen when an atmosphere of open dialogue and exploration is nurtured.

Through GTU schools and centers, Starr King students can relate to wider communities within Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism.

The GTU operates The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library in Berkeley, as well as a branch library at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. The library offer the services and resources needed to support the study and research needs of the member schools and centers.

Starr King students enjoy free and open cross-registration with all GTU member institutions.