Master's Degree Programs

To determine each student's financial need, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary uses the following tuition charges, fees, and expenses based on the average cost of living in Western Pennsylvania for the Fall and Spring semesters. Actual living expenses for each student will vary based on his/her standard of living, spending habits, and values.

2019-2020 Full-Time Master's Degree Programs, 9 Month

Expense On-campus Commuter
Tuition (27 credits)* $12,312 $12,312
Books $ 1,000 $ 1,000
Comprehensive Student Fee $    300 $   300
Rent $ 5,768 $   900
Food $ 2,514 $ 1,000
Transportation $ 2,318 $ 3,477
Miscellaneous** $ 7,953 $ 7,953
Average Federal Loan Fee at PTS $    110 $    110
Total $32,275 $27,052

*  2019-2020 Tuition is $456 per credit.
** Personal care, clothing, cable, telephone, etc.

PTS has the authority to use professional judgment to adjust the Cost of Attendance on a case-by-case basis to allow for special circumstances. The student should submit written explanation and documentation to be considered.

Federal guidelines consider consumer debt a lifestyle choice and does not include it in the eligibility calculations. 

Doctor of Ministry Program

The following tuition charges, institutional fees, and amounts are based on the average cost of participating onsite in the Doctor of Ministry program. Actual expenses will vary and will be used to determine a student’s eligibility for institutional need-based tuition grants.

2019 - 2020 Full-Time Doctoral Program for PTS Grants

Expense  
Tuition, based on four courses* $4,296
Books $   600
Comprehensive Student Fee $   200
Meals $   279
Housing $1,200
Travel** $   850
Total $7,425

*2019-2020 Tuition is $358/credit. 
** Travel costs will vary due to traveling distance.

Part-Time Enrollment and Others

For tuition and fee information, please visit Tuition and Fees