Be a Positive Force of Change in the World!

At San Francisco Theological Seminary, you will receive an education in ministerial studies to make a lasting impact and shape our world for the better. Our seminary degrees, diploma and certificate programs all prepare you for your next step in ministry, social justice work, or a career in counseling. Whether you are interested in earning a Masters of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, or a diploma in theology, our innovative programs can be tailored to match your areas of interest and fit your vocational calling.


Spirituality & Hermeneutics Forum IV

Join special guest Rev. Yolanda M. Norton, PhD ABD and facilitator Rev. Ineda P. Adesanya, MA, MDiv, DASD on Saturday, October 8 at the Allen Temple Baptist Church Family Life Center in Oakland for this transformative afternoon of dialogue, spiritual exercises and conversation that will nourish your spirit, mind and body by enhancing your spiritual life.
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Yolanda Norton joins SFTS faculty

It is with great joy that SFTS announces its newest faculty hire: Yolanda Norton will begin teaching this fall as Assistant Professor of Old Testament.

Rev. Dr. John Sidney Hadsell

The Rev. Dr. John Sidney Hadsell – visionary, educator, mentor, co-author of a seminal book on his beloved San Francisco Theological Seminary and a veteran of the Bay to Breakers race – is a man whose passing must be mourned but whose many accomplishments in service to his profession and his church merit celebration.

2016 Commencement

"Look to the growing edge," said Rev. Jim McDonald in his commencement address. By noon on Saturday, May 21, 33 certificate awardees and graduates and were doing exactly that.


The SFTS Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care is designed for persons who serve those who have experienced trauma. Read article by Rev. Ruth T. West on ICTG Blog.

D.Min. applications due
  • June-July summer sessions: April 15
  • Fall semester: due June 1
  • Chaplains/Spiritual Care: May 1 for summer
Masters applications due
  • May 1 for Fall semester
  • December 1 for Spring semester
Program in Christian Spirituality
  • Now enrolling for January 2017 DASD

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October 8, 2016, 10:00 AM

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Thursday, November 10 – Saturday, November 12


SFTS is one of 9 member schools in the Graduate Theological Union.


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Moved by God’s love in Jesus Christ, San Francisco Theological Seminary
prepares women and men for transformational ministries of
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