Founded in 1871, San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) is one of 10 Presbyterian Church (USA) seminaries in the United States. In addition to preparing leaders for pastoral ministry, chaplaincy and education positions, numerous graduates serve in leadership roles as presbytery and synod executives. Noteworthy is the fact that 15 members of the SFTS community (graduates, faculty, staff and trustees) have served as moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly.
We seek to integrate faith and learning through innovative teaching, creative scholarship, and the practical experience of ministry, as we respond to our changing societies and cultures and are shaped by the Christian vocations to which we have been called. San Francisco Theological Seminary educates leaders committed to Christ who, guided by the Holy Spirit, serve God's transforming mission through the power of the gospel.
Nestled amongst redwood trees at the base of Marin County's Mount Tamalpais, the SFTS campus welcomes students, alumni and visitors to its scenic and peaceful setting. Its 14-acre grounds are ideal for students who seek a residential campus rich in community life, close relationships with faculty, and vibrant worship services.
SFTS awards Master's degrees in Divinity and Arts in Theological Studies, as well as a Doctor of Ministry. Diploma and certification programs are also provided, as are doctorate and Master's degrees awarded jointly with the Graduate Theological Union.