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.


Other educational opportunities

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

Latest News

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.

People gather to celebrate the new U of R Redlands campus, home of the San Francisco Theological Seminary. (Photo by Cali Godley)
A shared purpose for educating both head and heart

A University of Redlands professor emeritus reflects on a recent gathering of faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends at the Marin Campus.

While on deployment in the Middle East, Captain Patrice Mbo '18 (center) provides pastoral care and counseling to over 800 soldiers in three unidentified locations. He conducts three worship services per week, supporting the Army, Air Force, and Marine troops.
Army chaplain makes lasting impact in an ever-changing world

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.