Students at Pittsburgh Seminary prepare for ministry in the way of Jesus. Together we welcome neighbors. We share meals, differences, and experiences. We expand our minds. And we are challenged and enriched as we explore the broad range of beliefs we bring to the table.
PTS invests in students by providing a reimagined curriculum, faculty mentors, contextualized learning in programs dedicated to urban ministry, church planting, and world mission, along with generous financial aid. Learn with students from a variety of denominations, and answer your call.
Join the Seminary Thurs., March 30, 2023, 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET for an online information session to learn more about the PTS hybrid program launching this fall. 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. Registration is required.
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 as pastors and educators and have not yet earned a seminary degree. Still others are active church members interested in serious theological study 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 option!
Day and evening, online and in-person classes, all provide the space, time, and flexibility for students to continue managing life’s responsibilities while also earning their seminary degree. And becasue the Seminary offers hybrid master's and certificate programs, students can take in-person and online courses.
Classes start in the fall and spring semesters, plus summer and January terms. Financial aid (need- and merit-based) is available for full-and part-time students.
"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."