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Find Your Purpose
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.
On Saturday, February 25, JST will host the Memorial Mass of Joseph Mueller, S.J. at Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Berkeley, which will be followed by a light reception at the Jesuit School of Theology.
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.
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.
Who We Are
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.
Voices of JST
Hear what our students have to say about living and learning at JST.
After working for two years in campus ministry at a Jesuit university, Kelly desired to grow spiritually and professionally. At JST, she found top-notch academics, a welcoming community, and a field experience that challenged her to grow as a minister.
Daniel shares that participating in the 19th Annotation, St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises, led him to JST. By following his desire to do good in the world, Daniel arrived at JST and found a diverse community that also held this deep-seeded desire to be a force of love, compassion, and change.
Vivian encounters the suffering Christ during her field education placement at the San Francisco General Hospital, bridging theological expertise from the classroom with a chaplaincy internship rooted in the values of social justice.