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SFTS welcomes qualified students of all Christian traditions. Visits from prospective students are encouraged. Tours and hospitality can be arranged for those traveling from a distance.

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Background Check for M.Div. & MATS applicants
San Francisco Theological Seminary values our life together as a community. In order honor our relationships with one another, as well as with the churches and ministries with whom we serve, SFTS requires applicants to the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theological Studies programs to complete a criminal background check. Applicants who are citizens of the United States or who are currently living in the United States must complete a criminal background check through CertifiedBackground.org. Instructions may be found below. The Admissions Committee has the discretion to request an international background check for those living outside the United States. In addition, all M.Div. and MATS applicants, regardless of residency, must submit a true and correct Self-Disclosure Form in which they shall note and reflect upon any prior criminal convictions. The Self-Disclosure Form and criminal background check must be completed at the time of applying for admission. Prior conviction(s) will not necessarily preclude admission to an SFTS degree program.
  1. Download Self-Disclosure Form: Click here
  2. Certified Background Instructions: Click here
  3. Complete Certified Background: Click here

SFTS welcomes qualified students of all Christian traditions. Visits from prospective students are encouraged. Tours and hospitality can be arranged for those traveling from a distance.

Prospective Students Weekends give participants the opportunity to learn about theological education in general and SFTS in particular, as well as to discuss their interests with current students, faculty, and other prospective students.


 
 
 

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San Francisco Theological Seminary
105 Seminary Rd
San Anselmo CA, 94960
Phone: 415.451.2800
email: info@sfts.edu