Graduate Theological Union

Graduate Theological Union

Cultural and Historical Study of Religions


Office of Admissions

2400 Ridge Road

Berkeley, CA 94709

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Cultural and Historical Study of Religions

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This area embraces both cross-cultural and historical themes, building upon scholarly methodologies, which advance critical understandings of inter-religious, multicultural and contextual religious experience. Traditions available for study include: Buddhism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Fields of concentration include: feminism, ethnic studies, mysticism and spirituality, interfaith encounters and interdisciplinary studies of religious phenomena (myth, symbol, and ritual). The GTU offers both Masters and Doctoral level programs.


Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC) The Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Specialized Institution—Theological seminary or other faith-related institution

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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