Since 1794, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has nurtured men and women in their faith in God, while preparing them for pastoral ministry and lay leadership in all phases of the Church's outreach. Located in the heartland of Presbyterianism, we are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our community is ecumenically minded, however, with more than 20 denominations represented in our student body. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Located in the heartland of Presbyterianism and part of a thriving city, we seek to prepare men and women for pastoral ministry and Christian lay leadership in all phases of the Church's outreach. Dedicated to excellence in theological education, the faculty strives to prepare graduates who will demonstrate both personal piety and the keenest possible intellectual understanding of the Gospel and its implications for individual and social living. Serious attention is given to the study of biblical languages and exposition and to the teaching of theological, historical, ethical, and practical disciplines for the successful and meaningful practice of ministry. The Seminary is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In keeping with our tradition, we continue our mission to be a caring and ecumenical community, to nurture personal faith and corporate worship, to promote global consciousness and service and to encourage students and faculty to relate their studies to the numerous styles of ministry emerging today. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Seminary admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, and without regard to age, handicap, or gender.