Scholarships and discounts offered: 50% tuition scholarship and application fee waiver.

An institution of higher learning unlike any other, the Graduate Theological Union brings together scholars to advance new knowledge, seek fresh insight, and collaborate on solutions. The GTU is a consortium of interdependent theological schools and centers committed to a partnership with one another. This includes schools and centers representing Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and other traditions, as well as interdisciplinary groups like the Center for the Arts & Religion, and the Center for Religion and the Natural Sciences. The GTU is also affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley.

Our home in the San Francisco Bay Area makes the GTU part of one of the world’s most diverse and innovative learning communities — the ideal laboratory in which to cultivate inclusivity and nurture fresh perspectives. Together through the GTU, scholars and leaders create and engage excellent scholarship that explores the distinctions and interconnections among religious traditions and illuminates the intersection of religion and world.

Students may choose from certificate, MA, and Ph.D. programs at the GTU in over thirty concentrations grouped into four interreligious and interdisciplinary departments.  Our graduates go on to careers in academic tracks, nonprofit leadership, religious leadership in multiple traditions, professional speaking and writing careers, and more. 

We welcome and encourage IFYC alumni to apply to our Master of Arts or PhD programs. IFYC alumni admitted as full-time students in a Master of Arts or PhD program will receive a scholarship covering 50% of the cost of tuition. Scholarship renewal is based on maintaining good academic standing. The application fee is waived. 

Ready to take the next step?
To take advantage of these discounts and scholarships, you must be an IFYC alum and meet certain eligibility criteria. Please contact Andy Kirschner at IFYC for more information.


For more information about the Graduate Theological Union, click here.