Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Presbyterian College are pleased to announce a partnership designed to educate and equip students by combining their undergraduate education with a master’s degree program. The partnership, designed to provide a seamless transition between the undergraduate and seminary contexts, will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree of their choice at the Seminary in five or six years. PTS offers three master’s degrees that will be available to PC undergraduate students: master of theological studies (3+2), master of arts in pastoral studies (3+2), and master of divinity (3+3).
“This relationship with Presbyterian College allows Pittsburgh Seminary another way of making our degree programs more accessible and education more affordable, reducing the time and expense to earn two degrees. We’re grateful to Presbyterian College for this opportunity to form students in the Reformed tradition we share,” said the Rev. Dr. Asa J. Lee, president and professor of theological formation for ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
“Presbyterian College is committed to nurturing and forming faithful leaders for the world. Through this partnership with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary we are able to draw important connections between liberal arts education and theological education. Working together in such a way strengthens both of our institutions and enables us to better prepare servant leaders,” said Dr. Anita Olson Gustafson, president of Presbyterian College.
About Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Rooted in the Reformed tradition, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is distinctive for its service to the church, forming Christian leaders who are theologically reflective and contextually engaged. Pittsburgh’s urban location and proximity to the tech and education industries allows students ready access to additional resources helpful in their ministry preparation. The Seminary’s location, history, mission, and resources provide a rich context for further study for students who have finished three years of undergraduate study at Presbyterian College and who choose to pursue their master of divinity.
About Presbyterian College
Presbyterian College provides students of all faiths, identities, and backgrounds with a transformative education that equips them for impactful careers and empowers them to serve as powerful forces for positive community and world change. PC’s distinctive approach uses innovative service as a tool of self-discovery, an amplifier of problem-solving skills, and a catalyst of curiosity. A PC education offers students a real-life proving ground to practice the grace-driven art and science of changing lives.