Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

San Francisco Bay Area


Ideal location

One of the graduate schools of Santa Clara University, the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) is located in sunny Berkeley, California, with proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, courses and resources.  One of the nine schools and centers that comprise the inter-religious and ecumenical Graduate Theological Union (GTU), JST is part of a unique "Holy Hill" experience.  Students may take courses at any of the GTU schools, interact with other GTU students in their JST classes, and utilize the GTU's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country.  Students can easily partake of the natural beauty and many cultural offerings for which the San Francisco Bay Area is famous. 

  • libraryExceptional Library Resources

    Students at JST have access to some of the best libraries in the country, including the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library of the Graduate Theological Union; the University of California, Berkeley Library; and the Santa Clara University Library. 

  • laycommunityThings to do (besides study) in the Bay Area

    From operas to dining, hiking trails to lectures, JST students have the best in cultural, recreational, and educational experiences right in their neighborhood!

  • flowersHave you seen the weather report today?

    People unfamiliar with the Bay Area are often shocked to realize that we have nearly year-round amazing weather!  The average low for the coldest months is in the mid-40's and the average high in the warmest months is in the mid-70's.  The Berkeley community has the pleasure of nearly year-round blooming flowers and plenty of sunshine to enjoy them.

  • hikingRecreational Opportunities

    Stay fit, enjoy the outdoors, get some fresh air!