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 2020 Deadline July 31, 2020 Aug. 31, 2020
International Students Dec. 4, 2020 2021-2022 Academic Year
J-Term 2021 Dec. 1, 2020 Jan. 4, 2021
Spring 2021 Jan. 5, 2021 Feb. 1, 2021
Fall 2021 Priority Deadline Feb. 1, 2021 Aug. 30, 2021

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

Church Planting and Revitalization Certificate

We're currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort. Priority deadline is Feb. 19, 2021, and final deadline is April 23, 2021.

Doctor of Ministry

  Application Deadline Cohort Start Date
Reformed Focus  with the University of Edinburgh  March 1, 2021 June 2021
Creative Writing and Public Theology  April 1, 2021 June 2021

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?