Certificates and Diplomas

Graduate School of Theology, Home of San Francisco Theological Seminary

Studies in spirituality, leadership, and pastoral care

Deepen your spiritual journey and accompany others on theirs. Through classes, practice, and additional readings, students are encouraged to explore a variety of spiritual texts and practices representative of many sources of wisdom in pursuit of a diploma or certificate. Whether you are an emerging leader ready to apply your passion for social change into community action or a lifelong learner, we provide interfaith and interdisciplinary educational opportunities for a wide range of professions.


Diploma programs

Explore the nature and practice of spiritual direction, investigate meaningful leadership through pastoral studies, or learn to work in research-based care environments in chaplaincy and spiritual care research. SFTS diploma programs provide unique educational dimensions for a specific ministry, mission, or vocational endeavor.


Certificate programs

Designed for professional development or personal enrichment, our certificates in theological studies, spiritual direction and formation, trauma and spiritual care, and spiritual entrepreneurship offer a chance to encounter God more meaningfully and engage the world more deeply.

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