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Jesuit School of Theology

Santa Clara University's Jesuit School of Theology, located in Berkeley, California, is an international center for the study of theology. Students come to JST from across the nation and around the world to prepare for a broad range of ministries and service to the church and world. Watch the stories of a current JST student and an alumni of JST below:

Jeremy Marks

Jeremy is using the education he's receiving at JST to become a teacher. See how his faith and education will take him to the next level of teaching young people in the 21st century.

Kelly Miguens

Whether Kelly goes back to student ministry, or pursues ministry in a women's prison, her degree at JST will provide her the skills, knowledge and compassion it takes to follow her dreams of becoming a minister.

Michael O'Smith

Michael received an M.Div. at JST. It helped form him in his current position doing faith formation.

Preparation for Every Spiritual Path in Life

The Ignatian tradition of spirituality and discernment permeates every aspect of JST. With an abundance of opportunities to exercise and reflect on real-world pastoral applications, students practice what they learn in class. Each student may participate in daily liturgy, regular spiritual direction, retreats, many offerings in Ignatian spirituality, and other opportunities for spiritual growth. Faithful to the Catholic tradition, world-class faculty teach students to think critically about theology and how to live a faith that does justice in service of the Church and the world.

JST Degrees:

  • MTS
  • MDiv
  • MA

Career & Life Paths:

  • Doctoral Studies
  • Teaching
  • Religious Education Directors

JST Degrees:

  • MTS
  • MDiv

Career & Life Paths:

  • Parish and Diocesan Ministry
  • Chaplaincy
  • Campus Ministry
  • Retreat and Spirituality Leadership

JST Degrees:

  • MTS
  • MDiv
  • MA

Career & Life Paths:

  • Community Organizing
  • Social Services
  • Non-Profit Administration


Regionally accredited

ATS accredited

Ranked No. 2
in the West

JST Student Successes

Wankar, Gabriel, STD, On Earth As It Is In Heaven: Church And Salvation In An African Theology Of Historical Reality (Fall 2016)

Farinto, Solomon, STD, Towards Developing a Yoruba Christian Soteriology through a Critical Reading of Gregory Palamas' Theology of Deification (Spring 2017)

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To make an informed decision regarding your academic and professional career path requires guided discernment and commitment. Come with us as we tour Santa Clara University's Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

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Get in Touch!

1735 Le Roy Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709

1-800-824-0122 (U.S. or Canada)
1-510-549-5013 (All other countries)


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