Unafraid Since 1886

We Are PSR

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We believe in a radically inclusive Gospel, one that compels us to take courage and press ahead. Today we stand at the beginning of a new era—ready to meet its challenges, as we always have, with everything we are. We are PSR.

For 155 years, PSR has attracted people who look beyond religious, cultural, and political boundaries to recognize humanity and holiness in others. At PSR, we’re committed to welcoming people for who they are—as they are.

Gain skills to apply ethical, pastoral, transformational, and practical dimensions to an inclusive framework of thought and practice.

The Certificate of Sexuality & Religion is Designed to Move You Forward

Prepare to think theologically about gender and sexuality in a contemporary context.

Study the historical and theological development of ethical systems used to oppress and to free, while exploring characteristics of successful movements and transformative leadership.

Discover a Community Unlike Any Other

"The reason I applied to PSR was because of the Certificate of Sexuality and Religion. It was confirmation that I was in the right place and that having an "untraditional" ministry wouldn't be as difficult as I feared."

Latishia James-Portis, CSR '16

Perfect for enhancing careers in:

• LGBTQ+ organization leadership
• Church leadership
• Nonprofit leadership
• Academic leadership
• Advocacy organization leadership

Grow your expertise.

• Ethical leadership and decision making
• Design thinking for social change
• Spiritual formation and theological reflection
• Issues facing LGBTQ+ communities and other  

   human rights movements
• Contemporary views of sexuality and gender 

   through theological and psychological lenses

Since 1866, PSR has been recognized as an innovative center for progressive Christian scholarship, social change, and leadership 

We’re called to stand up. There are churches to reimagine. There are lives to restore. The fight for justice and equality must continue. New demands for climate action must be made. 

PSR’s legacy was formed in defining moments, and now it’s our generation’s turn. It’s time to reinvent the story of grace and inclusion for a new world, for a new day. 

We are PSR. Unafraid since 1866.

Join us online or on campus located in the progressive academic hub in Berkeley, California, a short distance from Oakland and San Francisco.

A Progressive Christian Community

Our
Commitment To 
Diversity

PSR welcomes students from all denominations and religious backgrounds. We embrace diversity and are committed to racial, gender, sexual orientation, economic, and social justice.

An Affordable
Education

PSR offers affordable tuition and fees, merit scholarships and need-based grants, as well as access to federal loan programs and work-study. We also provide services to veterans who are eligible for veterans educational benefits. If you choose to live on-campus, we provide subsidized housing options.

Certificate of Sexuality and Religion Courses

Sex Ed and the Seminary

Spiritual Formation for Leadership

Contextual Thinking

Rhetorical Use of Texts

Intro to Christian Ethics

Social Transformation in Action

Transformative Leadership

Professors of Practice

Theological Thinking

Design Thinking for Social Change

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DMin

CSSC

Doctor of 
Ministry

Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies

CAPS

MTS

Masters of Theological 
Studies

MDiv

Masters of 
Divinity

MAST

Masters of Arts 
in Social 
Transformation

Certificate 
of Theological
Studies

CTS

Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change

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Gain skills to apply ethical, pastoral, transformational, and practical dimensions to an inclusive framework of thought and practice.

Prepare to think theologically about gender and sexuality in a contemporary context.

Study the historical and theological development of ethical systems used to oppress and to free, while exploring characteristics of successful movements and transformative leadership.

Take on the Challenges of a New Era

Sex Ed and the Seminary 🔍Spiritual Formation for Leadership 🔍Contextual Thinking 🔍Rhetorical Use of Texts 🔍Intro to Christian Ethics 🔍Social Transformation in Action 🔍Transformative Leadership 🔍Professors of Practice 🔍Theological Thinking 🔍Design Thinking for Social Change 🔍

Explore Our Programs

DMin

CSSC

Doctor of 
Ministry

Certificate of Advanced Professional Studies

CAPS

MTS

Masters of Theological 
Studies

MDiv

Masters of 
Divinity

MAST

Masters of Arts 
in Social 
Transformation

Certificate 
of Theological
Studies

CTS

Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change

Certificate of Sexuality and Religion (CSR)

Become a leader with specialized training in the theological and practical dimensions of sexuality and gender in a contemporary context. You will learn to lead LGBTQ+ organizations and human rights movements with authority, and have an edge in pastoring diverse communities.

Programs Available Online or On-Campus

"My professors and peers at PSR have given me the courage to ask precisely the questions that are stewing in my soul."

- Mi Chun, MDiv '18

Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change (CSSC)

Equips you to engage and reflect critically on the role of religion and theological traditions in social change movements.

Master of Divinity (MDiv) 

Prepares you for ordained or lay ministry, nonprofit or church leadership, and further academic study. Concentrations available in Congregational Ministry and Chaplaincy.

Master of Arts In Social Transformation (MAST)

Develop leadership skills and combine spiritual formation and theological reflection in a cohort of activists and change makers. You will gain immersive learning and hands-on practice with experienced mentors.

Master of Arts

An opportunity for students from other professions to integrate theological studies into their practice, and preparation for doctoral studies.

Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

Offers you a broad, yet comprehensive, flexible program in theological studies across a range of disciplines and research interests.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

An advanced professional degree for experienced leaders and pastors. A distance learning program with a flexible design. You can finish the program in as little as 25 months!

UNAFRAID SINCE 1886

PACIFIC SCHOOL OF

RADICAL INCLUSION

RECONCILIATION

RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

RACIAL JUSTICE

REFLECTION

RESISTANCE

RENEWAL

REVIVAL

RESTORATION

RESILIENCE

REFRAMING

RELIGION

Certificate of Sexuality and Religion 

Become a leader with specialized training in the theological and practical dimensions of sexuality and gender in a contemporary context. You will learn to lead LGBTQ+ organizations and human rights movements with authority, and have an edge in pastoring diverse communities.

Programs Available Online or On-Campus

Certificate of Spirituality and Social Change 

Equips you to engage and reflect critically on the role of religion and theological traditions in social change movements.

Master of Divinity 

Prepares you for ordained or lay ministry, nonprofit or church leadership, and further academic study. Concentrations available in Congregational MinistryChaplaincy, and Sexuality and Religion.

Master of Arts In Social Transformation 

Develop leadership skills and combine spiritual formation and theological reflection in a cohort of activists and change makers. You will gain immersive learning and hands-on practice with experienced mentors.

Master of Arts

An opportunity for students from other professions to integrate theological studies into their practice, and preparation for doctoral studies.

MA

Master of Theological Studies

Offers you a broad, yet comprehensive, flexible program in theological studies across a range of disciplines and research interests.

Doctor of Ministry

An advanced professional degree for experienced leaders and pastors. A distance learning program with a flexible design. You can finish the program in as little as 25 months!

PACIFIC SCHOOL OF

RADICAL INCLUSION

RECONCILIATION

RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

RACIAL JUSTICE

REFLECTION

RESISTANCE

RENEWAL

REVIVAL

RESTORATION

RESILIENCE

REFRAMING

RELIGION

Programs Available Online or On-Campus

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