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
Spring 2022 Jan. 4, 2022 Jan. 31, 2022
Summer 2022 May 20, 2022 June 6, 2022
Fall 2022 Priority Deadline: March 1, 2022 Aug. 29, 2022
Fall 2022 Aug. 1, 2022 Aug. 29, 2022
International Students Dec. 2, 2022 2023-2024 Academic Year

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 2022-2023 cohort. 

Doctor of Ministry

  Application Deadline Cohort Start Date
Missional Leadership Spring 2022 June 2022 (anticipated)
Christian Spirituality Spring 2023 June 2023 (anticipated)
Creative Writing and Public Theology Spring 2023 June 2023 (anticipated)

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?