Prospective Students

Request Admissions Counseling and Campus Visit with Jeremiah Kalendae Admissions and Recruitment Director

Do you feel called to spiritual leadership? 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 spiritual leadership?

At Starr King School for the Ministry we place radical trust in the possibilities within you. As the only Unitarian Universalist and multireligious seminary with a hundred-year liberal and liberating tradition, we approach education as an engaged, relational practice through which human beings develop their special gifts and deepen their calling to be of service in the world.

Because of our mission and identity as a Unitarian Universalist and multireligious divinity school, we welcome students from a variety of religious backgrounds, callings, and identities. Our multireligious divinity students embrace a variety of spiritual paths, including Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Religious Humanism, Paganism, indigenous religious traditions, and many others.

Degree Programs

Our Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) degrees are personalized programs of study that can be completed in high or low residency. Our Common Master of Arts (MA) degree offered through the Graduate Theological Union, prepares progressive religious scholars.

Certificate Programs

Our Certificate in Unitarian Universalist Studies and our Certificate in Multireligious Studies prepares students for deeper engagement with Unitarian Universalism and multireligious study.

Chaplaincy Institute Joint Program

The Chaplaincy Institute (ChI) Certificate of Interfaith Studies may be earned jointly with Starr King’s accredited Master’s Degree (Masters of Divinity or Masters of Arts in Social Change) program, thereby providing a pathway for students to meet both the educational and ecclesiastical requirements for certification as a professional chaplain. See the ChI Joint Program page for details.

Talk With Us

Please fill out a Prospective Student Form to request an Admissions Counseling appointment or Campus Visit. We are located in the “Holy Hill” neighborhood of Graduate Theological Union schools, just two blocks north of the University of California, Berkeley. You may also email me at for more information.

We look forward to starting a conversation with you about your spiritual, educational, and professional aspirations.

Jeremiah Kalendae
Admissions & Recruitment Director
(510) 549-4704