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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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.



The consolidation of two previously separate institutions, Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary of the United Presbyterian Church of North America and Western Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America in 1959, led to the formation of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.


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 people for ministries familiar and yet to unfold and communities present and yet to be gathered.

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Library services

The Barbour Library is the largest theological library in the three state region, offering more than 300,000 volumes for research and exploration. Additionally, the Library houses the desk at which Karl Barth wrote his theological works and an autographed copy of his Kirchliche Dogmatic I/1.

Student Life

Campus life

A variety of living facilities are available on campus. The Calian Residence Hall offers single living quarters with private baths. The building offers a modest physical fitness center, lounges, and a student kitchen. Calian Hall also provides space for overnight guest housing at reasonable rates. Four apartment buildings—Fulton, Highlander, Anderson, and McMillan—offer apartments ranging from efficiencies to family oriented three- and four-bedroom units. Pets are welcome in Highlander apartments and one tower of McMillan.


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 in Pastoral Studies (MAPS), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MTS), and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.).

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States