Your neighborhood seminary

Stay in your community while being formed in ours--experience an accredited, high-quality seminary program in a way that suits your schedule.

Join Pittsburgh Theological Seminary through our hybrid seminary master's degree programs that flexibly combine weekly online courses and in-person gatherings each semester on our campus. We offer the master of divinity (M.Div)., master of theological studies, master of arts in pastoral studies, and joint seminary degrees in hybrid format. 

Flexible Online Seminary Classes and On-Campus Gatherings

Our hybrid seminary degrees allow students maximum flexibility to study theology and ministry through both in-person and weekly synchronous online classes that integrate on-campus gatherings twice a semester. You can plan your schedule to fit your individual needs. Students desiring weekly in-person courses can opt for a more traditional residential program with fewer hybrid courses. Distance learners can complete their program by enrolling in only hybrid courses.

Hybrid Learning at PTS

The Seminary’s hybrid program balance two crucial assumptions: first, good theological education requires a community of engagement—one in which faculty and students have significant opportunities for interaction; diverse students can learn from each other; intellectual and pastoral skills are honed; and spiritual growth is supported through a variety of shared practices.

Second, for students enrolled at a distance—sometimes referred to as rooted learners—their home context is a primary site of student formation. Whether students plan to join us as a residential student, a mostly-remote learning, or a combination of the two, PTS is your neighborhood seminary, meaning you can immediately apply what you learn in your particular context instead of waiting until after graduation. 

Pittsburgh: One seminary. Many neighborhoods.

Hybrid Learning at PTS
Experience the spiritual community of Pittsburgh Seminary with the benefits of convenient online courses through the Seminary's hybrid program.

Learn more about the Seminary's degree and certificate programs, financial aid, faculty, how to apply, and residential learning opportunities.

Check out more about the hybrid program by exploring these frequently asked questions. 

Hybrid Program Format

Online Class and On-Campus Meeting Requirements

Student Support

On-Campus Gatherings

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary's hybrid master's degrees allow students to benefit from a more accessible seminary degree that still provides the time and space to connect as a seminary community.

Request information to learn more about our flexible hybrid seminary programs, or apply now to get started on your journey.

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