Academic Snapshot

Create meaningful change.

Whether your goal is to take a spiritual counseling course, enroll in a specialized chaplain program, or earn a pastoral ministry degree, the ministry programs at San Francisco Theological Seminary are designed for career development and rigorous academic preparation. Our widely-respected masters and PhD in theology programs will transform your personal and professional life to serve your community in deep and meaningful ways.

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

Two non-degree certificate programs:
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