Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer the Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry degree beginning fall 2014. This two-year program is designed for those who wish to develop a deeper theological and spiritual foundation and a broader cultural understanding for ministry in churches, nonprofit organizations, and other vocational settings.  The program offers students the opportunity to choose one of three concentrations: Missional Formation: Evangelism and Mission, Spirituality and Worship, or Pastoral Care.

The Rev. Dr. William J. Carl III, president and professor of homiletics, said, “The program’s three concentrations draw on the expertise and passion of the faculty while deepening participants’ understanding of contemporary Christian life. Coursework that offers a strong foundation in core disciplines paired with a focus on particular areas of Christian practice will equip women and men to lead and participate more effectively in a variety of ministry settings.”

Applications are now being accepted and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Additional information can be found on the Seminary’s website at www.pts.edu/MATM. Contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-451-4194 or admissions@pts.edu.

The Rev. Dr. Heather H. Vacek, assistant professor of Church history, commented, “As an institution committed to formation of women and men for theologically reflective ministry in service of the church of Jesus Christ, the Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry offers an exciting expansion of the Seminary’s degree offerings.”