Graduate School of Theology

Pathways to possibility

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 programs

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.


Certificates and Diplomas

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. 

Be a positive force of change in the world

At a glance

University of Redlands Graduate School of Theology

  • 10+ programs to choose from
  • 65 percent of students over the age of 44
  • 1/3 portion of student body that is international
  • 11+ million books available through membership in the Graduate Theological Union

Virtual Tour

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Latest News

Denise Diaab ’19 (M.Div.) is grateful for the range of her experiences with the San Francisco Theological Seminary, including a trip to Israel. (Photo by Melissa Habegger)
Meeting one another as human beings

When Denise Diaab ’19 (M.Div.) was offered the opportunity to travel to Israel with one of her San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) professors, she didn’t hesitate.

Myths and mergers

The dean of the Graduate School of Theology writes about the state of today’s San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Rev. Paul Gaffney ’04 (right) and Rev. Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Ph.D., work together in the Shaw Chaplaincy Institute for Spiritual Care and Compassionate Leadership. (Photo by William Vasta)
Learning how to care more and care better

“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.


The New York Times covers Beyoncé Mass

The article, “A Church Service Inspired by Beyoncé, No Halo Required,” covers the New York debut of the worship service spearheaded by Rev. Yolanda Norton of the U of R San Francisco Theological Seminary.

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