So you're interested in applying to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. That's great! Below you'll find the application requirements for our certificate, master's and doctor of ministry programs. There's also helpful info for transfer and international students. If you still have questions after reading how about to apply, please contact the Admissions Office. We're happy to help!

Application Deadlines

The deadlines are listed below for specific programs.

Master's and Certificates

Semester Application Deadline Start Date
J-Term 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 Jan. 6, 2020
Spring 2020 Jan. 3, 2020 Feb. 3, 2020
Fall 2020 Priority Deadline Feb. 1, 2020 Aug. 31, 2020
Fall 2020 Final Deadline July 31, 2020 Aug. 31, 2020
International Students Dec. 1, 2019 2020-2021 Academic Year

Financial aid is available on a first come first served basis. Apply early!

Church Planting and Revitalization Certificate

We're currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 cohort. Priority deadline is Jan. 10, 2020, and final deadline is March 27, 2020.

Doctor of Ministry

  Application Deadline Cohort Start Date
January Priority Deadline Oct. 1, 2019 January 2020
January Final Deadline Nov. 1, 2019 January 2020
June Deadline April 15, 2020 June 2020
International Student Deadline Oct. 1, 2019 January or June 2020

I've Started My Application

Now what?

  • Follow up with your references. Ask if they have any questions about what you need them to do and be sure they can submit a reference in a timely fashion.
  • Make sure you have requested transcripts from all schools where you have received academic credit.
  • Begin the background check process.
  • Explore our financial aid options.
  • Check in with your admissions counselor if you have any questions, or contact our Office at

I've Been Accepted

Now what?