The Jesuit School of Theology, located in Berkeley, California, is an international center for the study of theology, faithful to the intellectual tradition of the Society of Jesus. JST provides students the opportunity to faithfully and critically engage the two thousand year tradition of Christianity through approaches grounded in the 21st century, the Church’s global context, and our Jesuit identity. Our faculty are committed to providing a Jesuit education grounded in an engaged pedagogy for the formation of leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion.


Academic Excellence: Our distinguished faculty encourage students to explore the riches of the Catholic theological tradition.
Jesuit Identity: Our Jesuit identity encourages a deep consideration for how our faith leads us to work for social justice.
Vibrant Location: The scholarly, artistic, and cultural diversity of our surrounding community enriches our studies.
Culturally Contextual Theology: We champion a culture of encounter, bringing theology into dialogue with communities.
Formation and Fellowship

JST cultivates a community where students learn and grow alongside one another.Students engage in fellowship and formation by participating in community Masses and lay-led liturgies, weekly dinners, retreats, and community service projects and reflection sessions.

Meet Our Faculty

Our distinguished faculty foster academic excellence by inspiring our students to explore the riches of the Catholic theological tradition and the complex ways in which faith finds a home in the many cultures of our global context.With expertise in a wide variety of theological concentrations, our faculty demonstrate the possibilities of theological scholarship at JST.

Students come to JST from across the nation and around the world to prepare for a broad range of ministries in reverent and critical service of a faith that does justice. JST couples rigorous academic courses of study with opportunities to engage in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, serve in local ministries, and participate in international immersion experiences.


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