Multifaith and interdisciplinary, the Graduate School of Theology (GST) prepares students for theological engagement, transformational impact, and active leadership in communities and public life.
Created in 2019, the GST is the result of a merger between the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) and the University of Redlands. Building on these institutions' combined 250+ years of history, the GST is committed to educating students, advancing scholarship, and celebrating service. A member of the Graduate Theological Union, one of the largest multifaith educational consortiums in the world, the GST also provides students with access to classes and resources from institutions ranging from the Institute for Buddhist Studies to the University of California, Berkeley.
Doctoral and master's degree programs provide students with the opportunity to hone professional skills and experience individual growth. Prepare to enter the field of ministry or expand your theological understanding by earning a graduate degree.
The San Francisco Theological Seminary, Applied Wisdom Institute, and Shaw Chaplaincy Institute for Spiritual Care + Compassionate Leadership offer an array of additional educational opportunities. Explore certificates and diplomas in spiritual direction and formation, clinical pastoral education, and more.
University of Redlands Graduate School of Theology
“In my role as Shaw Chaplaincy Institute program manager … I have the immense privilege of working with students through their own learning journey,” writes Gaffney.
In his ministry, there is the familiar scene of men and women, heads bowed in prayer. What’s different is that Captain Patrice Mbo '18 (D.A.P.S.) ministers in a military-grade tent and congregants' weapons lay at their feet.