Graduate Theological Union

Graduate Theological Union

Liturgical Studies


Office of Admissions

2400 Ridge Road

Berkeley, CA 94709

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Liturgical Studies;, Ph.D. - Liturgical Studies;Th.D. - Liturgical Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programs in liturgical studies at the GTU seek to promote the study and understanding of Christian worship as it is lived and expressed through the churches' various traditions and cultures. It is built on the premise that worship is the heart of the theological enterprise, since it is both a key locus of the church's encounter with the mystery of the divine and a primary actualization of the ecclesial body. The programs are comprised of the historical, theological, and scientific study of Christian ritual practice. The intention of the program is to prepare liturgical scholars with expertise across disciplines and the ability to address both the scholarly and pastoral dimensions of worship. The GTU offers both Masters and Doctoral level degrees.


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

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