Welcome to the SFTS Teach-out web site
The Board of Trustees of San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) made the decision on Feb. 8, 2011, to close the seminary’s extension campus in Pasadena. This decision was made for financial reasons as it was determined that SFTS cannot sustain the cost of running a second full-service campus
SFTS is fully committed to working with current students in Southern California to facilitate the completion of their degrees after the campus closes June 30. Based on the Teach-out Plan implemented by SFTS, students who have completed fewer than 40 credits toward a Master of Divinity degree may transfer into Claremont School of Theology under its existing rule for transfer credits. Students with more than 40 units completed may remain with SFTS, which will begin offering a series of courses in July 2011 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 225 S. Hill Ave. Pasadena, CA.
The SFTS Southern California campus was established in 1990. Originally, students had to complete their degree with the equivalent of one year’s residency in San Anselmo. For the past 10 years, the M.Div. degree, as well as the Master of Arts in Theological Studies, could be earned from SFTS entirely in Southern California.
The SFTS/SC program began at Pasadena Presbyterian Church before it shared facilities with Claremont School of Theology, where some SFTS will transfer. In 2005, the SFTS Southern California campus returned to Pasadena Presbyterian Church.