Your neighborhood seminary

Join Pittsburgh Seminary’s hybrid master’s program from your neighborhood. Stay in your context (or join us!) while being formed in our community—with weekly online courses and in-person gatherings each semester.

The hybrid program allows students maximum flexibility to learn both in-person and through weekly synchronous online classes. 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.

The Seminary’s hybrid program operates with 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
You can stay in your context while joining our neighborhood in 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. 

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