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Academics  

Dynamic, challenging, and engaged study impels and inspires graduates to pursue ministry in a way that will transform our world.

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Degrees and Programs

Learn more about our various civil and ecclesial degrees and programs.

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Course Descriptions

Explore courses offered in various areas including biblical studies, systematic theology, liturgical studies, and ethics. 

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Office of the Registrar

Access academic calendars, transcript requests, registration forms, and degree worksheets.

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The Renewal Program

A semester-long sabbatical experience of contemplative rest, theological renewal, and spiritual transformation.

Formation and Fellowship

Through the richness of Jesuit and Catholic tradition, formation at JST integrates the contextual study of theology with a commitment to faith and justice. All students have the opportunity to participate in community Masses and lay-led liturgies, weekly dinners, retreats, and community service projects and reflection sessions, and spiritual direction.  

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Instituto Hispano

The Instituto Hispano is a certificate program that offers theological and pastoral formation to leaders of communities and local churches. The Instituto is held over the course of three, two-week sessions in July and takes place on Santa Clara University’s main campus. All classes are taught in Spanish.

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About the GTU

The Jesuit School of Theology is a member school of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), the largest partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States. It has become an ecumenical and interreligious crossroads, a location where bridges are built among Christian denominations and other faith traditions from an interdisciplinary approach. The GTU and its member schools educate students for teaching, research, ministry, and service.

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My time at JST has moved my studies beyond the boundaries of the classroom, inviting me to enact my faith in the world. As a biblical scholar, I am called to consider how the Scriptures encourage social justice and call us to act with and for those at the margins.