Pittsburgh Seminary Admissions

Grounded in faith, formed in community

Welcome to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where students are grounded in faith and formed in community. We share meals and differences and expand our minds as neighbors. What's more, we are challenged and enriched as we explore the broad range of beliefs we bring to the table from diverse congregations and life experiences. 

PTS invests in seminary students by providing a reimagined curriculum, generous financial aid, faculty mentors, contextualized learning in programs dedicated to urban ministry, church planting, and world mission. Come answer your call in our supportive community through our seminary degree and certificate programs.

PTS Admissions Process

We invite you to visit (virtually or in person) or request information to learn more about our affordable theological education, focus on spiritual formation, and preparation for ordination. Learn more about how to apply to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Financial aid (need- and merit-based) is available for full- and part-time seminary students.

Flexible, Faith-Focused Seminary Programs

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers the master of divinity (M.Div.), master of theological studies, master of arts in pastoral studies, and doctor of ministry programs, as well as an array of certificate programs—all focused on building professional skills to live your calling. 

Our hybrid master's degree program format allows students to take a combination of in-person and online courses that provide the space, time, and flexibility for students to continue managing life's responsibilities while earning their seminary degree.

Classes start in the fall and sprint semesters with additional summer and January terms. 

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Why Pittsburgh Theological Seminary?

Through our hybrid degree and certificate programs, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary ensures our student community learns, grows, and flourishes on a path to practical ministry. Our student prepare to engage in God's work with parishes, nonprofits, and institutions specific to their call, including ordination. 

  • The 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio encourages interaction and facilitates mentoring relationships in our community of scholars who serve the church.
  • An education at Pittsburgh Seminary is affordable. PTS invests in our students. 82 percent of the 2021-2022 master's graduating class did not borrow loans at all while attending PTS. 
  • In our student body, we draw on the best of our tradition and learn from others as the Spirit shapes and reshapes our common life and work. 
  • Pittsburgh is home to 90 unique cultural neighborhoods. Within a short drive from campus, students can serve in urban, suburban, and rural ministry contexts.
Grounded in Faith, Formed in Community
PTS prepares people for ministries familiar and yet to unfold and communities present and yet to be gathered.

Who studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary?

Our students are often working full time, raising families, and serving churches. Some are in non-church-related careers intending to pursue a church vocation, and others are serving congregations ats pastors and educators who have not yet earned a seminary degree. 

Other students are active church members interested in serious theological student but do not intend to pursue ordained or licensed ministry. Not all students expect to earn a degree. Taking classes for personal enrichment is a wonderful opportunity to apply to our seminary certificate programs.

Learn More about Applying to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary fosters a community of God's servants who are compelled to study theology and serve the Church and world.

Our admissions team is happy to connect with you and answer your questions about our seminary degree and certificate programs and financial aid opportunities. Request information below to learn more.

If you're ready to get started, apply now to join our diverse community through a variety of flexible seminary programs and certificates. 

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