Our Students Come From Far and Wide
- Pacific School of Religion prepares a diverse cadre of spiritually rooted leaders with the vision, resilience, and skill to create a world where all can thrive.
- Grounded in the rigorous study and faithful practice of progressive Christian faith, PSR partners with students of all backgrounds to deepen their spirituality and enhance their capacity to lead in transformative ways. Connected to a broad network of religious, educational, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations—with a particular commitment to the wisdom of historically marginalized communities—Pacific School of Religion offers an education that is marked by innovation, reflection, and excellence.
Pacific School of Religion is an interdenominational graduate school, seminary, and center for social justice. We are a progressive Christian institution that partners with the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) / Disciples Seminary Foundation.
In addition to these partnerships, PSR students come from a variety of faith traditions and communities, such as the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, the Unitarian Universalist Association, Lutheran, Presbyterian, American Baptist, Assemblies of God, Vineyard Church, and Evangelical Covenant Church, among many others.
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- More than 500,000 volumes
- 1160 periodical subscriptions
- 295,000 non-book holdings
- 6,000-7,000 new titles added per year
Currently Enrolled DMin Students
Women In Attendance
Graduate Theological Union
PSR is a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), an interreligious consortium of seminaries and institutes in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a consortium of the largest theological faculty in North America.
A Timeline of PSR’s Legacy
1866 – Enfranchised Chinese Immigrants Ahead of the Exclusion Act
1895 – Enrolled Women During the Heart of Suffrage
1942 – Opposed Japanese Internment During WWII
1950 – Appointed Georgia Harkness, the First Female Full Professor of Theology at a U.S. Protestant Seminary
1959 – Combined Civil Rights Activism and Scholarship
1966 – Marched for Farmworkers’ Rights
1969 – Protested the War in Vietnam
1972 – Alumnx Bill Johnson Became First LGBTQ+ Minister Ordained by a Mainline Denomination
1996 – Initiated First Seminary-Based LGBTQ Center
1997 – Protested Nuclear Proliferation at the United Nations
2000 – Founded the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, The First Seminary-Based LGBTQ Center
2001 – Founded the Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and Asian North American Religion
2015 – Protested in Support of Black Lives Matter
2016 – Standing with Standing Rock
2017 – Protested the Militarization of the Police
2020 – Reaffirmed Our Commitment to End Racism
2021 –Renewed our Commitment to Educating an Emerging Generation of Students of Color
2021 – Alumnx Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer Became the First Openly Transgender Bishop in a Mainstream American Denomination