Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Overview of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The main campus of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is in Pittsburgh, PA (a large city). The school is a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary students most commonly major in a field related to religion and philosophy.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies.


Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary had 352 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e.g.) are welcome and common at the school. Males make up the lion's share of the student body at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Student Life

The school makes available a lot of student housing.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 N Highland Ave
Pittsburgh , PA 15206-2596
General Phone: (412) 362-5610

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy71religious education, ministry, theological and ministerial studies

Number of programs and degrees for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree112
First-professional degree451
Doctor's degree151

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary had a total enrollment of 352 students (176 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 51%
First Professional 49%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 15%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 11%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 20%
50-64 34%
65+ 2%

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary offers campus housing for 119 of its 176 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 3,555

Financial Aid:
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 335600)

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Faculty

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track41

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year9$92,1491*
Associate professoracademic year4$80,4581*
Assistant professoracademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year15$85,1313$74,824

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religious Education
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Apart:

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