The San Francisco Theological Seminary offers a variety of ways to assist you with the costs of graduate school. Financial aid, grants, and scholarships for theology students are just some of the opportunities you can explore. Learn more about the available student aid and seminary scholarships offered at SFTS, as well as other forms of financial support.

Tuition costs are subject to change. For the latest information, please contact the appropriate program office.

2019-2020 Tuition:

MDiv and MATS Candidates Annual – $18,000 Semester – $9,000


Unclassified Students Per 3-unit course – $2,250 Per unit – $750


Auditors Per 3-unit course – $275 (no fee for enrolled masters students)


MA candidates – GTU Annual – $18,720 Per unit – $780 Semester (12 units) – $9,360


MA students in course work (first two years at full-time enrollment) pay per credit for all courses taken, including Intersession and Summer Session courses. Continuing fee (per semester, after first two years) – $4,665 More than 12 units per semester, Intersession and Summer Session charged at the per unit fee.


DMin (Foundational courses and resources seminars – 6 required) Per course – $1,950 DMin Supervision (per semester) – $620 Auditor (student must have completed six DMin seminars) – $400


Continuing Education Seminars Continuing education (per course) – $780


Clinical Pastoral Education Per 1-unit course – $650 Application fee – $25 CPE student activity fee – $60


Diploma in Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care Research Literacy – $7,800


Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction (including continuing on-line study group and 1.5 on line academic credit) – $7,100


Certificate in Spiritual Direction – $5,000


Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care – $780 per course


Spirituality Retreats – $1,250


Diploma in Advanced Pastoral Studies Per course – $1,895


Note: For MDiv/MATS students matriculating before July 1, 2019, 2019-20 tuition is at the rate of $15,750/year; $7,875/semester.


2019-2020 Fees:

Application fee MDiv, MATS, and DMin – $50 MA (payable to GTU) – $40 PhD, ThD (payable to GTU) – $135 DASD – $40

Continuing fees MDiv (after 6 semesters of tuition): $1,000/semester

MATS (after 4 semesters of tuition): $1,000/semester


GTU MA (after 2 years of tuition): $4,530/semester


MDiv full-year interns not paying tuition: $50/semester


Leave of Absence GTU MA: $100


Graduation fee MDiv and MATS – $75 DMin (includes thesis-binding fee) – $100 GTU MA (payable to GTU) – $150 DASD – $75 DAPS – $75


General fees Late Registration Fee - $100 Change in Enrollment Fee - $50 Activity fee - $100 per semester (This fee is assessed for any student registered at least half-time and for all SFTS students living on campus, regardless of enrollment status.)