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.
Join the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary community Mon., March 11, 2024, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about the Seminary's master's programs and explore your vocational calling. During the 60-minute Zoom session, you'll learn more about our degree and certificate programs, the Seminary's hybrid learning modality, and financial aid available to students. Register online.
We invite you to visit 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.
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.
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.
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.
"In my experience, the faculty are not only scholars; they are faithful ministers and activists. They are able to help us see the connections between what we do in the classroom and our God-given callings in the church and world."
"God was gently showing me that deep down, I’d always known I should pursue vocational ministry. Then the PTS admissions department helped make the idea of seminary education a reality."
"Having already completed graduate school, I wasn’t sure I needed any more degrees. But I wanted to learn, so I decided to try one course. After the first day of class, I was hooked."
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.