Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Tuition and Fees


The Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has approved the following tuition, rent, and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year. Modest increases are anticipated for the following year. The Seminary reserves the right to make changes in all tuition, housing rent, fees and financial aid policies without prior notice.

Tuition for M.Div., M.A., and S.T.M Degree Programs

Charge for 27 term hours $8,640
Charge for 36 term hours $11,520
Per credit $320

Tuition for the D.Min. Degree Program

Per credit $330

Tuition for Non-Degree Students

Per credit $330

Fee for Auditing Master's Degree Courses

Full-time students One course at no charge
Part-time students $175 and no academic credit
Continuing Education $175 and no academic credit


Application Fee $50
Matriculation Fee $ 50
Student Association Fee ($16 per term) $48
Technology Fee $150
Transcript Fee (for non-current students*)  $4

*Transcripts are provided for current students at no charge. If not currently enrolled, the charge is $4 per transcript.


Meals may be purchased in the cafeteria Monday through Friday (breakfast and lunch) throughout the academic year, excluding vacation periods. The estimated cost for board for an academic year for a single student is $2,192. Meal service is provided on a cash-only basis for the convenience of students, faculty, and staff. The food services are closed during vacations and holidays. In addition, shared kitchens are available to residence hall dwellers year round for food storage and preparation.


Calian Residence Hall: 32 Rooms

Nine month charge for a room in Calian Residence Hall ($1320 per term) $ 3,960

Fulton Hall: 39 apartments 

Efficiency apartments  $540
One-bedroom apartments  $625

Highlander: 23 apartments

One-bedroom apartments  $650
Two-bedroom apartments  $750

Anderson/McMillan Halls: 31 apartments

One-bedroom apartments $625
Two-bedroom apartments $775
Three-bedroom apartments $910
Four-bedroom apartments $1065


Please Note: Rental charges are billed per term to coincide with the academic year. All Seminary apartments are rented unfurnished. Stoves and refrigerators are supplied, but no other furniture or furnishings are available. Rent includes payment of utilities except for cable and telephone. Wireless internet access is currently available at no additional charge.

Health Insurance

The Board of Directors of the Seminary has determined that students must be adequately covered with health insurance, either by participating in the premium plan offered by the Seminary or by another plan. It is important that this cost be included in each student's estimate of expenses. Verification of an existing policy is due upon registration for each term of attendance. Premium insurance coverage is compulsory for international students.


Billed tuition, rent, and fees are payable, in full, by the 15th day of the following month (for example: Student billing statements dated Sept. 30 are due no later than Oct. 15). There is a finance charge of 1/2 percent per month on the open account balance. The Seminary's Business Office requires all students' account balances to be paid in full before they can register for the following term. The Seminary accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover for course payment. Please make checks payable to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (or PTS). Credit card payments are accepted online at my.pts.edu or in person at the Business Office.

All Seminary charges and fees are payable in U.S. funds. Foreign checks or money orders must have the U.S. bank with which they are affiliated printed on the check or money order. Additional fees may be assessed for foreign checks or money orders. If checks are returned to us by the bank for the reason of insufficient funds (nsf), an additional fee of $25 will be assessed.

In order for a student to graduate, all fees must be paid in full.