Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Prospective Students

This text will be replaced

Welcome to the Jesuit School of Theology (JST)!

On behalf of the entire staff, faculty and student body, we would like to thank you for your interest in our school and in the study of theology.  We are a resource for prospective students who are beginning their journey towards graduate theological studies in one of our advanced degree programs.  As you being your search, we encourage you to use this website in order to become familiar with our many degree programs, the diverse interests of our exceptional faculty, and the many ministerial and academic opportunities that await you here in the Bay Area.  The variety of degree programs offered at JST serve the needs of a student body composed of women and men from over forty countries who are committed to a 2000-year-old-faith, and a 21st century approach.  We hope that this site is helpful to you and we look forward to meeting you in the near future.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions you may have as you discern the program that is right for you!

Best Wishes,

The Admissions Team


Request Information

If you have not done so already, introduce yourself to us by filling out the request information form. As soon as we receive your request we will be in touch with you and we will send you a packet of detailed information about academics and graduate life at JST. Request info about JST Programs


Plan A Visit

We invite you also to visit our school and community in Berkeley, California.  The best way to decide if graduate studies in theology at JST is right for you, is to come for a visit. During a visit you will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour our campus...located in the scenic North Berkeley hills, JST is a short walk from downtown Berkeley and a brief commute to the heart of nearby San Francisco
  • Experience contextualized theology...attend a graduate class of your choice and, with students from one of the largest and most diverse partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States, engage in the center of JST academic life
  • Let a current student take you to lunch or coffee...get to know JST from the perspective of a person who has been in your position and learn about the ministries, academic interests, and accomplishments of our current students and alumni
  • Disscuss graduate studies with a faculty with a member of our faculty to discuss an area of your interest, to learn about our programs and to discover where you fit in
  • Meet with members of our administrative team...get acquainted with graduate life at JST; explore housing options, financial aid information, and ministry opportunities
  • Meet with members of our admissions team...begin your graduate school application!
  • Live like a graduate student for a night or two...spend the night in on-campus housing for free!

We encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity!  Please contact us for more information or to schedule a visit.


Contact Information

Call toll-free in the US and Canada


International callers dial