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
Fall 2021  July 30, 2021 Aug. 30, 2021
International Students Dec. 3, 2021 2022-2023 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 2021-2022 cohort. Priority deadline is June 4, 2021, and final deadline is July 9, 2021.

Doctor of Ministry

  Application Deadline Cohort Start Date
Eastern Christian July 15, 2021 August 2021
Intergenerational Black Church Studies Nov. 15, 2021 January 2022 (expected)

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?