Academic & Professional Affiliations
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL
Starr King School for the Ministry is a member of the
Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of nine theological
schools and eight affiliated centers established in
1962. Starr King School joined the GTU in 1964.
The GTU began with a vision that the future of religious
renewal and theological education in this world depends
on the willingness of faith traditions to come together
in the midst of differences. Today the GTU offers doctoral
and master’s degrees for denominational leadership within
a unique interfaith context. The GTU is a thriving example
of what can happen when an atmosphere of open dialogue
and exploration is nurtured.
Through GTU schools and centers, Starr King students
can relate to wider communities within Judaism, Islam,
Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Protestantism.
Starr King students enjoy free and open cross-registration
with all GTU member institutions.
of California, Berkeley
One of the country’s finest public universities, the
University of California, Berkeley, was established
in 1865. The university campus is located two blocks
south of Starr King School.
SKSM’s association with UC Berkeley dates back to Horace
Davis, a Starr King School founder who served as president
of the university from 1888 to 1890 and allowed seminary students to take UC
Berkeley classes at no charge.
Now, through Graduate Theological Union agreements,
Starr King students enjoy free cross-registration for
UC Berkeley courses and the use of the university’s
research and performing arts centers, its nearly 100
library collections and approximately 80 museum collections.
Starr King School enjoys a close and mutually supportive
relationship with the Unitarian Universalist Association.
The school’s graduates serve in member Unitarian Univeralist congregations as parish ministers, religious educators,
community ministers, district executives and denominational
leaders. UUA staff sometimes teach at Starr King, sharing
their broad knowledge of the movement and its member
congregations. Unitarian Universalist ministers contribute
their expertise to the school as associate faculty,
intern supervisors and visiting ministers.
SKSM graduates, students and faculty serve on UUA committees
that focus on such topics as promoting healthy congregations,
revitalizing religious education and developing anti-racism
As nationally recognized theologians and educators,
Starr King's faculty helps support the UUA’s message
of Theological Schools
Starr King School is accredited by the Association
of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
The ATS recognizes SKSM’s Master of Divinity program
as a model for theological education. In Starr King’s
most recent accreditation review, the school received
high marks for excellence.
Ofiicial Statement of Accrediation by the Commision on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Starr King School for the Ministry is Accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:
MDiv, MA in Social Change
Approved for a Comprehensive Distance Education Program
The Commission contact information is: The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada 10 Summit Park Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275 USA Telephone: 412-788-6505 Fax: 412-788-6510 Website: www.ats.edu
Starr King School also holds institutional membership
for Clinical Pastoral Education
for Theological Field Education
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