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

SemesterApplication DeadlineStart Date
International StudentsDec. 1, 2023Sept. 3, 2024
Spring 2024Jan. 3, 2024Feb. 5, 2024
Summer 2024May 20, 2024June 10, 2024
Fall 2024 (Priority Deadline)Feb. 15, 2024Sept. 3, 2024
Fall 2024 (General Deadline)July 26, 2024Sept. 3, 2024

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

Graduate Certificate in Adaptive and Innovative Ministry

We're currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 cohort. Application deadline is March 18, 2024.

Doctor of Ministry

 Application DeadlineCohort Start Date
Eastern ChristianApril 3, 2024August 2024 (anticipated)
Christian SpiritualityApril 3, 2024June 2024 (anticipated)
Creative Writing and Public TheologyCohort is full.June 2024 (anticipated)

Application Instructions

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?