Certificates and Diplomas

San Francisco Theological Seminary at the Graduate School of Theology

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 a vocation to serve others with our Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction. For close to 30 years, our ground-breaking approach to spirituality has combined head and heart, prayer and public witness, and ancient practices with contemporary experimentation. We are rooted in the Christian tradition and celebrate the depth and beauty of the human spirit in its many cultural and religious expressions.


Certificate programs

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

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