Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Overview of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is located in a medium-sized city, in Berkeley, CA. The school is officially a Evangelical Lutheran Church school. Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Post-Master's certificate.

Areas of Study

Students at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary often study religion and philosophy.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply.


Students at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Body

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary offers classes to 117 students (22 full-time equivalent). Forty-something year old students won't feel out of place at the school.

Student Life

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary develops leaders for the church by: deepening faith in Christ; expanding the heart; challenging the mind; and energizing for mission."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2770 Marin Ave
Berkeley , CA 94708-1597
General Phone: (510) 524-5264

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy17theology, ministry

Number of programs and degrees for Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Master's degree21
Post-master's certificate11
First-professional degree141

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 117 students (22 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 26%
First Professional 74%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 87%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 1%
22-24 9%
25-29 38%
30-34 16%
35-39 7%
40-49 18%
50-64 11%

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 70 of its 22 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Berkeley, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 4,500

Financial Aid:
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 125400)

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Faculty

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$66,1332*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year5$60,2804$61,236

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Theology/Theological Studies

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Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary Apart:

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