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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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Latest News

The new Certificate in Theological Studies can be completed in one or two years and explores the disciplines of church history, the New and Old Testaments, and systematic theology. (Photo by Cali Godley)
U of R Graduate School of Theology launches new Certificate in Theological Studies

The new four-course program can be completed in one or two years and explores the disciplines of church history, the New and Old Testaments, and systematic theology.

“While the pandemic rages and the economy wobbles, our students are choosing to bring hope into difficult places,” writes Wendy Farley, U of R’s Rice Family Professor of Spirituality, about the San Francisco Theological Seminary graduating class.
A tribute to SFTS graduating seniors

“While the pandemic rages and the economy wobbles, our students are choosing to bring hope into difficult places,” writes the Rice Family Professor of Spirituality.

The bells on the U of R Marin campus ring every evening at 8 p.m., adding to the community’s daily expression of gratitude and support during the pandemic.
Creating and preserving rituals while sheltering in place

A visiting professor in the Graduate School of Theology brings an unusual perspective to current events.