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Divinity - Church Planting Emphasis

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

12 months
5640 USD/year
5640 USD/year
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Recognizing the call to Christian leadership in those whose vision transcends traditional boundaries, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary provides theological education combined with discernment practices and relevant practical preparation for mission-oriented ministry through the Master of Divinity - Church Planting Emphasis program.


Key Features

In addition to the regular requirements for Master of Divinity - Church Planting Emphasis students at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, those pursuing the church planting emphasis must also complete:

  • Courses in church planting and evangelism
  • Concentration in gospel and culture and church leadership and ministry in selected courses
  • Specialized internships emphasizing observation of, participation in, and cultivation of new worshiping communities. These three components may be completed in separate internships (part-time during an academic year or full-time in a summer) or a one-year, full-time supervised internship in church planting.
  • Participation in a cohort with other church planting emphasis students while enrolled in the emphasis. Participation in a cohort will include retreats, regular reflection on coursework and internships, and shared spiritual practices.
  • A short-term international experience related to church planting.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic ethnographic research skills
  • Practice deep listening and discernment in the context of community and neighborhood.
  • Build trust and relationships both inside the church and in the public square.
  • Adaptive leadership, developed through practices of deep listening.
  • Dependence upon Christ and the Holy Spirit through attentive listening and exercising trust in God’s presence and activity in the ministry context.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Formal Application
  • Application Fee: $60 nonrefundable Pay online
  • Official Transcripts of all college and university work attempted
  • Writing two admissions essays
  • Personal Interview
  • Three References
  • Background Check

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5640 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5640 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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