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 Urban Certificate

Term Application Deadline Start Date
Term II 2017 Nov. 6, 2017 Nov. 27, 2017
Term III 2017 Feb. 23, 2018 March 12, 2018
Term I 2018 Aug. 3, 2018 TBD

Church Planting and Revitalization Certificate

Applications for this certificate program are accepted on a continuous basis and new cohorts begin each June. For the 2018-2019 Cohort, first priority admission will go until Oct. 15, 2017, second priority will go until Feb. 15, 2018, and if the cohort still has room remaining, the final deadline for applications will be March 31, 2018.

Doctor of Ministry

D.Min. applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

International Students

International applicants applying for the 2018-2019 academic year must submit all application materials by Dec. 1, 2017.

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?