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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.

Part 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.


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

Enjoy our immersive virtual tour of the Marin campus.

Latest News

To change the world, tell a story

Words can shape attitude and spur action, says Rev. Jana Childers, dean of the Graduate School of Theology.

The University of Redlands Bel Canto choir takes the stage in the Stewart Chapel on the Marin Campus. (Photo by Cali Godley)
Making music in Marin

The new director of development for the Graduate School of Theology describes a U of R evening of song.

A pilot class in the new Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership program begins online on February 3.
University of Redlands launches certificate in LGBTQ leadership

Associate Director of Community Service Learning Amy Moff Hudec and Partner for Global Faith and Justice Project Michael Adee talk about the certificate, its content, and how it will benefit those pursuing careers within LGTBQ communities. 


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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