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Living Theology. Transforming Our World.

The most dynamic and rigorous learning occurs at the intersection of scholarship and culture.

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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.

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Why JST?

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Academic Excellence

Our distinguished faculty encourage students to explore the riches of the Catholic theological tradition.   

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Jesuit Identity

Our Jesuit identity encourages a deep consideration for how our faith leads us to work for social justice.

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Vibrant Location

The scholarly, artistic, and cultural diversity of our surrounding community enriches our studies.

Announcing the New Dean

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J., STL ’98, Hon. ’12, will become the new dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University Aug. 15. He is currently president of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar, responsible for leading the inter-provincial mission of the Society of Jesus in the region.

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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.

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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.

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Hear what our students have to say about living and learning at JST.


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Kelly Miguens

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.


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Daniel Valcazar

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.


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Vivian Nabuule

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.

Commencement 2023

On May 19, 2023 JST will host Commencement Mass at 5:15 PM.  On May 20, 2023 JST will host a Lay Sending at 10:00 AM and then the Commencement Ceremony at 3:00 PM.  Click the link below for more information and to watch the live streams.

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