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
Summer 2023May 19, 2023June 5, 2023
Fall 2023Aug. 1, 2023Aug. 28, 2023
International StudentsDec. 1, 2023Fall 2024
Spring 2024Jan. 3, 2024Feb. 5, 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 2022-2023 cohort. Application deadline is April 10, 2023.

Doctor of Ministry

 Application DeadlineCohort Start Date
Eastern ChristianJune 1, 2023August 2023 (anticipated)
Christian SpiritualityApril 3, 2024June 2024 (anticipated)
Creative Writing and Public TheologyRolling admissions until cohort is filled. Final deadline: Feb. 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?