CDSP at a Glance

The CDSP experience integrates scholarship, reflection, worship, spirituality, and the practice of ministry.

Women and men come to our historic Berkeley, California campus or attend classes online from urban and rural settings, small towns, and parishes of all sizes around the world. Their geographic and demographic diversity enriches an academic community that thrives in the unique ecumenical and inter-religious setting of the Graduate Theological Union. Students enrolled in the 2012-13 academic year range in ages from their early 20's to their 70's, and come from 38 dioceses in 24 states and 7 countries.

CDSP at a Glance

Founded: 1893
2451 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709-1211
Web Site:
Contact: 510-204-0700
Enrollment 2013-14: 79 (plus 13 affiliated Ph.D. students)
Teaching Faculty: 9 faculty, 3 affiliated Ph.D. students
Accreditation: Association of Theological Schools
Graduate Theological Union: Founding member
President and Dean: The Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, Ph.D.
Chair, Board of Trustees:  Carol Anne Brown, D.H.L.
Academic Dean: The Rev. Ruth Meyers, Ph.D.
Vice President for Finance and Operations: Amy Vogelsang, M.B.A.
Dean of StudentsThe Rev. Ann Hallisey, D.Min.
Director of AdmissionsDianne Smith

Degree Programs

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Concurrent Master of Divinity/Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts ("common M.A.", with Graduate Theological Union)
  • Doctor of Ministry (admissions on hiatus)

Certificate Programs

  • Certificate of Anglican Studies
  • Certificate of Theological Studies

Student Profile

  • Receiving financial aid: 44 %
  • Living in CDSP Housing: 38 %
  • Gender: 41 % Male, 59 % Female
  • States of origin: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee and Utah
  • Countries of origin: USA, Brazil, China (Hong Kong), England, England, Japan, Korea and the Phillippines

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