We are excited you’ve chosen to explore San Francisco Theological Seminary!

Applications for Fall admission are due by April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be considered at the committee’s discretion on a space-available basis. Applications for Spring admission are due by November 1.

Admission requirements for the Diploma in Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care Research Literacy

  • MDiv degree or equivalent (e.g., other master’s degree in theology or religious studies)
  • Active engagement in a recognized, traditionally ordained ministry
  • Three years of professional ministry experience after completion of the MDiv
  • Board Certified Chaplain, four units of Clinical Pastoral Education, or eligibility for  board certification
  • English as a Second Language applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper version) or 80 (internet version)


For more information, please contact:

Isai Garcia, Associate Director of Admissions Operations | 415.451.2831