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The Graduate School of Theology is closely monitoring the situation, coordinating with the University of Redlands main campus and the Graduate Theological Union to track up-to-date information and recommendations as they are released. Read more

 

Bridging theological, cultural, and political divides

The Graduate School of Theology (GST) prepares students for deep theological engagement, transformational impact, and active leadership in communities and public life.

Created in 2019, the GST is the result of a merger between 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.

Presbyterian since our founding in 1871, SFTS continues to lead theological graduate programs in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA). The ecumenical nature of the Presbyterian Church welcomes all Christian faiths for study, and our love of neighbor expands academic opportunities for interfaith and inter-religious world engagement.

Founding Member of the Graduate Theological Union—
The Largest Theological Faculty in the U.S.

We are a  founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), the largest multifaith and interdisciplinary educational consortium in the United States. With 108 theological faculty members across 21 scholarly institutions, the GTU flourishes as a haven for interdisciplinary religious thought, study, and practice around the world. Students have access to classes and resources from institutions ranging from the Institute for Buddhist Studies to the University of California, Berkeley.

Imago D.E.I. —The Image of God Expressed Through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

As a community, we are united in the desire to create an inclusive atmosphere where diversity flourishes in all its forms. We are called to live inside God’s beautiful family, and that means pursuing justice, knowledge, dignity, and well-being for all people. From our students to our staff to our faculty to our trustees and beyond, we want to foster a just community that embraces differences—both here on campus and in the world.

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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.

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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

Graduate Theological Union— The Largest Theological Faculty in the U.S.

108 Faculty Working and Teaching at the GTU

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“The new Board of Directors will provide spiritual and ecclesiastical leadership to the seminary,” says Rev. Jana Childers, Ph.D., dean of the U of R Graduate School of Theology, home of SFTS. (Photo by Cali Godley)
New Board to guide San Francisco Theological Seminary

“The new Board of Directors will provide spiritual and ecclesiastical leadership to the seminary,” says Rev. Jana Childers, Ph.D., dean of the U of R Graduate School of Theology, home of SFTS.

“We are seeing an increase in the acuity of depression and anxiety as more  and more people reach out for services to help themselves cope with their  new realities during the pandemic,” says Julie Craig ’02 (M.Div.). (Photo by Kat Schleicher)
Restoring hope in a pandemic

A registered nurse in behavioral health, Julie Craig ’02 (M.Div.) draws on her faith and theological education to understand patients in crisis.

“I was completing something that was aligned with who I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to do with my life,” says Sue Gibbons ’04 of the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program at the San Francisco Theological Seminary (above).
Bringing the heart and mind together

“I was completing something that was aligned with who I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to do with my life,” says Sue Gibbons ’04 of the Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction program.