Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Certificate Programs

Graduate-Level Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry

The Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry is a flexible year-long program allowing community members and seminarians to explore their Christian vocation in urban settings. This program allows students from all denominations to think about how to apply their faith to where they work, live, and play.

Courses are offered during the day, evening, and weekends. Pittsburgh Seminary alums who have completed certain courses within the last 10 years may qualify for advance standing. This program is offered through the Seminary's Metro-Urban Institute and can be completed as a stand-alone certificate program or combined with a the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, or Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry degree.

New graduate certificate students can take their first class at half price!

Learn more about the graduate cerficiate in urban ministry.


Non-Degree Certifciate

Spiritual Formation

One of the most significant programs the Office of Continuing Education offers is the Spiritual Formation Certificate (SFC) Program. Started nearly 25 years ago, this cooperative program with Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, Ga.) offers lay persons and pastors the opportunity to enter more deeply into the life of the Spirit.

Completion of this challenging program involves participation in an Immersion Experience, six elective courses, a practicum, and a pilgrimage. The Immersion Experience offers the possibility of in-depth study, prayer, and reflection with a group of like-minded journeyers over a full 2.5 day (24/7) period. Electives are offered as short intensive classes over three full (24/7) days.

Learn more about the SFC Program.