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
Spring 2023Jan. 4, 2023Jan. 30, 2023
Summer 2023May 19, 2023June 5, 2023
Fall 2023Priority Deadline March 1, 2023Aug. 28, 2023
Fall 2023Aug. 1, 2023Aug. 28, 2023
International StudentsDec. 1, 20232024-2025 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. Application deadline is April 10, 2023.

Doctor of Ministry

 Application DeadlineCohort Start Date
Christian SpiritualityApril 3, 2023June 2023 (anticipated)
Eastern ChristianJune 1, 2023August 2023 (anticipated)
Creative Writing and Public TheologyPriority Deadline Feb. 15, 2023June 2024 (anticipated)
Creative Writing and Public TheologyFeb. 15, 2024June 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?