Founded in 1794, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate theological school of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), offering master's and doctor of ministry degrees as well as certificate programs.

Master's Degrees

  • Master of Divinity including joint degrees in law, social work, and public policy as well as an emphasis in church planting and concentration in urban Ministry
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Master of Theology

Doctor of Ministry Degree

  • Eastern Christian
  • Missional Leadership
  • Parish
  • Reformed
  • Reformed Christian Spirituality
  • Science & Theology
  • Urban Change

Certificate Programs

  • Church Planting and Revitalization
  • Urban Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation (non degree)

Pittsburgh Seminary prepares women and men for ministries in established and emerging Christian communities around the world. Rooted in the Reformed tradition and with a centuries-old history of mission and scholarship in service of the church, the Seminary is committed to relationships of mutual learning and serving with Christ-followers from other traditions and theological viewpoints. Our faculty and educational resources cultivate theologically reflective and contextually engaged Christian leaders. Our programs nurture vocational formation for bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our student body is comprised of Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Orthodox, and more than 20 other traditions from more than 30 U.S. states and countries around the world.

Mission

Participating in God's ongoing mission in the world, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a community of Christ joining in the Spirit's work of forming and equipping both people for ministries familiar and yet to unfold and communities present and yet to be gathered.

Vision

Trusting in God's promises, we seek to be a generous and hospitable community, committed to scholarship in the service of the church, inviting one another into lifegiving and transformational practices including shared prayer and worship, intellectual inquiry, theological reflection, witness, reconciliation, justice, evangelism, and service—practices of discipleship that stir our imagination and shape our desires—as we seek to participate fully in God’s work in the world.

In the complex realities of this world that God loves, from our neighborhood to the ends of the earth, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will draw upon the best of our tradition and learn from others as the Spirit shapes and reshapes our common life and work in order to become a leading resource for theologically reflective and contextually engaged ministries.

Accreditation

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Seminary admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, and without regard to age, handicap, or gender.

The Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved:

Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (M.A.T.M.), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.), Master of Theology (Th.M.), and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.).

The following extension sites are approved as specified:

Scottsdale, Ariz.
Approved Degree: D.Min.

St. Petersburg, Fla.
Approved Degree: D.Min.

The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada
10 Summit Park Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
USA
412-788-6505
412-788-6510 (fax)
www.ats.edu