“We will blow your mind, embolden your heart, and strengthen your hands. Come change the world.” -President David Vásquez-Levy
At our beautiful campus in Berkeley California, we are part of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of the largest theological faculty in the United States.
As a progressive Christian seminary and graduate school, Pacific School of Religion is firmly committed to serving the church and non-profit organizations. PSR welcomes students from all denominations and religious backgrounds, embraces diversity, and is deeply committed to social justice.
We prepare leaders that are grounded spiritually and theologically and are cross-sector changemakers with the vision, resilience, and skills to bring about a world where all can thrive.
At PSR, we call this Fusion Leadership, where students like you are taught and motivated to transform society. Course such as “Design Thinking for Social Change” and “Igniting Vibrant Ministries” will equip you to lead and flourish.
Progressive Christian Scholarship
We draw on the depth and breadth of Christian teachings and practices, as well as a wide range of sources from a variety of spiritual and intellectual traditions, to form and transform progressive leaders and scholars who provide creative solutions to today’s challenges.
At PSR, we are shaping the global conversation of social transformation through innovative scholarship and broad public engagement.
We are building on our tradition of boldness to bring theological education into conversation with the ingenuity of historically marginalized and under-represented communities and the leading-edge innovation of congregations, companies, and social movements.
The curriculum at PSR offers you the flexibility needed for our rapidly changing world. Our programs offer you the opportunity of earning a graduate certificate after one year (on-campus and online), a Master of Arts in Social Transformation after two years, and a Master of Divinity after three years.
We call this approach the Stackable Curriculum and we are the first seminary in the nation to offer this unique approach. You will be able to get the education you need, when you need it–and go out and make a difference in the world!
on the West Coast
As the oldest seminary on the West Coast, we are continuing to do what we’ve always done since PSR was founded in 1866: serve the church and transform society.