Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Tuition and Fees


The Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has approved the following tuition, rent, and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year. Modest increases are anticipated for the following year. The Seminary reserves the right to make changes in all tuition, housing rent, fees and financial aid policies without prior notice.

Tuition for Master's Degree Programs

Charge for 27 term hours $8,640
Charge for 36 term hours $11,520
Per credit $320

Tuition for the D.Min. Degree Program

Per credit $358

Tuition for Non-Degree Students

Per credit $320

Fee for Auditing Master's Degree Courses

Full-time students
One course at no charge

Part-time students
$175 and no academic credit

Continuing Education
$175 and no academic credit


Application Fee $60
Matriculation Fee $50
Comprehensive Fee ($100 per term) $300
Transcript Fee (for non-current students*) $5

*Transcripts are provided for current students at no charge. If not currently enrolled, the charge is $5 per transcript.


Meals may be purchased in the cafeteria Monday through Friday (breakfast and lunch) throughout the academic year, excluding vacation periods. Meal service is provided on a cash-only basis for the convenience of students, faculty, and staff. The food services are closed during vacations and holidays. In addition, shared kitchens are available to residence hall dwellers year round for food storage and preparation.

Rent (PTS Student Rate)

Calian Residence Hall: 32 Rooms

Studios (furnished and with private bath)

Fulton Hall: 39 apartments 

Efficiency apartments
One-bedroom apartments

Highlander: 23 apartments

One-bedroom apartments
Two-bedroom apartments

Anderson/McMillan Halls: 31 apartments

One-bedroom apartments
Two-bedroom apartments
Three-bedroom apartments
Four-bedroom apartments

Please Note: Rental charges are billed per term to coincide with the academic year. All Seminary apartments are rented unfurnished. Stoves and refrigerators are supplied, but no other furniture or furnishings are available. Rent includes payment of utilities except for cable and telephone. Wireless internet access is currently available at no additional charge.

Health Insurance

The Board of Directors of the Seminary has determined that students must be adequately covered with health insurance. It is important that this cost be included in each student's estimate of expenses. Verification of an existing policy is due upon registration for each term of attendance. Premium insurance coverage is compulsory for international students.


Billed tuition, rent, and fees are payable, in full, by the 15th day of the following month (for example: Student billing statements dated Sept. 30 are due no later than Oct. 15). There is a finance charge of 1/2 percent per month on the open account balance. Seminary policy requires all students' account balances to be paid in full before they can register for the following term. The Seminary accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover for payment. Please make checks payable to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (or PTS). Credit card payments are accepted online at my.pts.edu or in person at the Business Office.

All Seminary charges and fees are payable in U.S. funds. Foreign checks or money orders must have the U.S. bank with which they are affiliated printed on the check or money order. Additional fees may be assessed for foreign checks or money orders. If checks are returned to us by the bank for the reason of insufficient funds (nsf), an additional fee of $25 will be assessed.