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 2018 Aug. 3, 2018 Sept. 4, 2018
J-Term 2019 Dec. 1, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019
Spring 2019 Jan. 4, 2019 Feb. 4, 2019
Fall 2019 Feb. 1, 2019 (Priority) September 2019
Fall 2019 Aug. 2, 2019 (Final) September 2019

Priority Deadline: Preferred submission date for Fall Semester applicants to be considered for Merit Scholarships

Applications submitted after the priority deadline may be considered for scholarships on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions and Standing Committee.

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, the priority deadline will be Feb. 15, 2019, and final admission will be March 29, 2019.

Doctor of Ministry

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

International Students

International applicants applying for the 2019-2020 academic year must submit all application materials by Dec. 1, 2018.

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?