Welcome to SFTS!

Seminary education bridging theological,
cultural, and political divides


Welcome to San Francisco Theological Seminary, now the signature school of the University of Redlands Graduate School of Theology. Our union creates a new kind of seminary for the 21st century—one that preserves the core values and programs of SFTS while offering new academic excellence to a broader audience for a hopeful, loving engagement with the world.

2021 marks our 150th anniversary of forming, reforming and transforming lives through spirit and service! At SFTS we believe that religion—and specifically Christian faith—should inspire each of us to be a positive force for good in the world. It should show us the way to make the world a better place, not just for some, but for everyone. Founded in 1871 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), SFTS values dialogue and engagement with other religions and faith traditions as a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union.

Please peruse your area of interest below, and please feel free to contact us at any time with your thoughts or questions.  Grace and Peace to you!

2020 & 2021 COMMENCEMENT

Join us Saturday May 22nd at 10:00 am Pacific Time to celebrate our graduating classes of 2020 and 2021. Commencement ceremonies will be live-streamed from Geneva Terrace on the University of Redlands Marin Campus, home of San Francisco Theological Seminary. Watch Here.

SFTS and the PCUSA

For 150 years, SFTS has been a Presbyterian seminary, and is one of 10 affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Following the 2020 General Assembly, the co-moderators of GA have decided to convene further discussions to resolve the status of SFTS at the University of Redlands Graduate School of Theology as a PCUSA seminary. Learn More.