Flourish in Your Faith at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers the master of divinity (M.Div.), master of theological studies (MTS), master of arts in pastoral studies (MAPS), and doctor of ministry programs, as well as an array of graduate certificate programs. All programs are designed to equip you with a deep love for theological theory and a set of practical ministry skills that prepare you to live out your calling serving Christ.

Review the application deadlines and requirements for our master's, doctoral, and certificate seminary programs, including special information for transfer, international, and non-degree students. We are excited to get to know you throughout the application process; please do not hesitate to reach out to the Admissions Office with any questions.

Application Deadlines

Master's and Certificates

SemesterApplication DeadlineStart Date
International StudentsDec. 6, 2024Sept. 5, 2025
Summer 2024May 20, 2024June 10, 2024
Fall 2024 July 26, 2024Sept. 3, 2024
Spring 2025Jan. 3, 2025Feb. 3, 2025

Financial aid is available on a first come first served basis. Apply early!

Graduate Certificate in Faith, Work, and the Common Good

We're currently accepting applications for the 2025-2026 cohort.

Doctor of Ministry

 Application DeadlineCohort Start Date
Eastern ChristianMay 31, 2024August 2024 (anticipated)
Christian SpiritualityApril 3, 2024June 2024 (anticipated)
Creative Writing and Public TheologyCohort is full.June 2024 (anticipated)
2025 Cohorts Priority DeadlineDec. 4, 2024June 2025
Intergenerational Black Church StudiesMarch 12, 2025June 2025 (anticipated)
Missional LeadershipMarch 12, 2025June 2025 (anticipated)
Reformed March 12, 2025June 2025 (anticipated)

Application Instructions

Find the application requirements for your student type and intended program of study below.

What’s Next After Starting an Application

After starting an application to PTS, students should review the following next steps to ensure they stay on track with the admissions process and adhere to program deadlines.

Connect with your admissions counselor or the Office of Admission at  or for individualized assistance on completing the application.

Next Steps for Accepted Students 

Students who have been accepted to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary should take the following steps to complete their enrollment and get prepared before their first semester.

Any questions on how to enroll or other next steps can be directed to your admissions counselor or the Office of Admission at  or 


Applying for Financial Aid

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is committed to providing a transformative seminary education that equips students with lifelong skills and a renewed vigor for their calling. As such, we aim to make our programs a possibility for all, regardless of financial need through a range of financial aid offerings. 

Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to apply early in the application season. Our financial aid team is eager to connect with students who have questions, hoping to make the financial aid application process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

Explore all financial aid opportunities, or apply now for financial aid.

Contact Admissions

Our admissions team is excited to connect with you if you have any questions or need assistance throughout the admissions process. Contact admissions to learn more about our application or the transformative experience at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Apply Now to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 

The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary community inspires students to transform their faith into a fulfilling life following their calling and doing God’s work. Our master’s and doctoral degree seminary programs create compassionate, forward-thinking practitioners who are equipped with practical ministry skills and a deep theological understanding. 

If you’re ready to get started on your journey to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, request more information or start your application.