Apply to SFTS

Obtain a higher education in ministry

We are excited you’ve chosen to explore San Francisco Theological Seminary to fulfill your calling and pursue a higher education in ministry. Whether you want to earn a masters or doctor of ministry degree, a chaplain certification or crisis counseling training, SFTS will help you expand your spiritual ministry skills and enhance your leadership discernment.

We understand that the application process can be intimidating and stressful. The VP of Enrollment Management, Dr. Dave Behrs, has come up with some helpful advice to help you navigate the process smoothly and successfully. And, if you have further questions, please feel free to call any of our Admissions team members – we are here to help ensure your success!

Dr. Dave Behrs, VP of Enrollment Management
415.451.2802  |  dbehrs@sfts.edu

Rev. Ellen Baxter, Director of Admissions
415.451.2832  |  ebaxter@sfts.edu

Kristin Dableo-Martel, Assistant Director of Admissions
415.451.2831  |  kdmartel@sfts.edu

Apply today! Our Admissions Team looks forward to hearing from you!

Application Checklist

Or, download the Masters application using the links below:

M.Div. and MATS Application  (Print form)

Interested in the SFTS/GTU Common M.A. Program?
Please call Kris Dableo Martel, Assistant Director of Admissions at 415.451.831 or kdmartel@sfts.edu

Background Check for M.Div. & MATS applicants

Students applying to the Master of Divinity or Master of Arts in Theological Studies must complete a criminal background check as part of their admissions process. The appropriate forms are below. Please see our statement regarding Background Checks on the Self-Disclosure Form.

  1. Self Disclosure Form
  2. Complete Certified Background Check (enter sn31 as package code)

Download non-masters programs application materials:

Doctor of Ministry Application

Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care Application

Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction Application

Diploma in Spiritual Formation Studies Application

Diploma in Executive Leadership Application

Clinical Pastoral Education Application

Non-Degree Student Application

Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies – email aps@sfts.edu or call 415.451.2865.

Certificate in Ministry Studies – email slawlor@sfts.edu or call 800.447.8820, ext. 820

Kristin Dableo-Martel, Assistant Director of Admissions
Kristin Dableo-Martel, Assistant Director of Admissionskdmartel@sfts.edu | 415.451.2831 | toll free 800.447.8820 x831
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We encourage you to complete a financial aid application at the time you apply for your degree.
We encourage you to complete a financial aid application at the time you apply for your degree.