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Graduate Theological Union

2400 Ridge Road

Berkeley, CA 94709-1212

United States

Telephone: 510-649-2400


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Barbara Gross Davis

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: April 17, 2023

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1966

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 140

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerArthur HolderProfessor of Christian
Board of Directors ChairWilliam GlennChair, Board of
Chief Academic OfficerJennifer DavidsonDean & Vice President for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerUriah
Chief Financial OfficerMike CairnsChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchJohn SealConsortial
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
00120700Graduate Theological UnionBerkeleyMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Certificate in Asian and Oceanic Cultures and Faith TraditionsNon-degree2010On-Site
Certificate in Black Church and Africana Religious StudiesNon-degree2010On-Site
Certificate in Buddhist ChaplaincyNon-degree2010On-Site
Certificate in Hindu StudiesNon-degree2015On-Site
Certificate in Interreligious ChaplaincyNon-degree2020On-Site
Certificate in Interreligious Chaplaincy (Distance Education)Non-degree2021Distance Education
Certificate in Interreligious StudiesNon-degree2020Distance Education
Certificate in Islamic StudiesNon-degree2009On-Site
Certificate in Jewish StudiesNon-degree2000On-Site
Certificate in Orthodox Christian StudiesNon-degree2008On-Site
Certificate in Swedenborgian StudiesNon-degree2019On-Site
Certificate in Women’s Studies in ReligionNon-degree2006On-Site
Certificate in the Arts and ReligionNon-degree2019On-Site
Theology & Religious StudiesMasters1968On-Site
Theology & Religious Studies (PhD)Research Doctorate1964On-Site
Theology (ThD)Research Doctorate1963On-Site
Theology and Religious Studies (Distance Education)Masters2024Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type