Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

How to Apply

Master's Degrees and Certificate Programs  

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Applications for our Master's degrees are considered by the Admissions and Standings Committee upon submission of the following materials:

  • Formal Application
  • Application Fee: $60 nonrefundable Pay online
  • Official Transcripts of all college and university work attempted (Note: the applicant must possess or is completing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university).
  • Writing two admissions essays
  • Personal Interview
  • Three References
  • Background Check, file online at https://portal.castlebranch.com/PI66, or call 1-888-666-7788 for more information. The package code is pi66.
  • M.Div. applicants will also need to submit a Church Endorsement.
  • Th.M. students will need to submit a Thesis Proposal of 3-5 pages and a writing sample of 10-15 pages that demonstrates the applicant's ability in scholarship and written English.

After admission is granted, a student is required to submit an" Intent to Enroll Form" and a $50 fee within 30 days. This assures a place in the next entering class. This fee is nonrefundable but is credited to the student's account upon enrollment. The deadlines are listed below for specific terms:

  • To enroll for Term II (beginning Nov. 30) of the 2015-2016 academic year, all application materials must be received by Nov. 13, 2015.
  • International applicants applying for the 2016-2017 academic year, must submit all application materials by Dec. 1, 2015.
  • To enroll for Term III (beginning March 14, 2016) of the 2015-2016 academic year, all application materials must be received by Feb. 27, 2016.
  • To enroll for Term I (beginning Sept. 6) of the 2016-2017 academic year, all application materials must be received by Aug. 13, 2016.

Doctor of Ministry Degree

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Applications for the Doctor of Ministry degree are submitted to the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. A Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school is required for admission to the program. Applicants are also expected to have completed a minimum of three years in ministry following the receipt of the Master of Divinity. Read more about applying to the Doctor of Ministry Program.