Welcome to San Francisco Theological Seminary. At SFTS, you will experience the formational power of a residential seminary school where you will develop lifelong friendships within a diverse community of colleagues and benefit from a substantial alumni support system. Our imaginative, purposeful worship enriches your mind and spirit, while our connective campus hosts informal gatherings of faculty, students and their families. From pastoral continuing education courses to Doctor of Ministry programs, theological students can pursue a wide range of degree programs and enjoy a substantial Christian community that fosters spiritual growth, social justice, and a vibrant interfaith experience. Here, you choose the degree or program that best reflects where you are on your personal faith journey—and your program can be customized for your particular needs.
Our exceptionally beautiful location gives you access to premier cultural, recreational, educational, and professional opportunities in an area of pristine beaches, rugged mountains, and beautiful wild spaces. San Francisco—the global gateway—introduces you to the needs of highly diverse communities, congregations and nonprofits.
The Student Handbook is your primary guide to your SFTS education. It includes information on your degree program, student housing, our worship life, policies for living in community, and helpful information on the broader area around SFTS.
In addition, the student services staff is available to answer any questions you may have about your time here at SFTS. We are glad to work with you throughout your time here and look forward to seeing you take your next steps in service of God’s world.