Earn your Doctorate in Divinity

Our seminary courses and degrees are grounded in a faith-affirming, world-engaging, and multidisciplinary approach. Whether you want to become an ordained minister via a Master of Divinity or pursue a Doctorate in Ministry, you can choose from a variety of theological studies that best reflect where you are on your personal faith journey. You can customize your studies for your particular needs.

If you have questions, or would like to speak in person with one of our Admissions team members, please contact Kristin Dableo Martel at or call 415.451.2831.

San Francisco Theological Seminary is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Meet our world-class faculty

We offer three degrees:
Master of Divinity
Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Doctor of Ministry

Four graduate level diplomas:
Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction
Diploma in Spiritual Formation Studies
Diploma in Executive Leadership
Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies

Four non-degree certificate programs:
Certificate in Black Church Studies
Certificate of Ministry Studies
Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care
Certificate in Worship Leadership

In conjunction with the Graduate Theological Union, SFTS offers:
Master of Arts

The Graduate Theological Union and University of California, Berkeley, combine resources to offer:
Doctor of Theology
Doctor of Philosophy