Bachelor’s Degree + Master of Divinity (3+3)
Up to ten (10) Westminster students in the Pre-Ministry Program will be guaranteed acceptance into the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS) program leading to the Master of Divinity degree through a 3+3 Program. Westminster students must be in good academic and conduct standing to participate in the Program.
During their first year at Westminster, student must provide written notification of their intent to participate in the Program to their Westminster academic advisor and the coordinator of the 3+3 Program. Notification must include a plan that demonstrates how they will complete all general education and major requirements by the end of their junior year – See suggested schedule of Westminster courses.
Students in the 3+3 program must complete all PTS entrance requirements, including:
Note: Students pursuing this program should visit PTS's website to verify current Master of Divinity admission requirements.
The following schedule is for Individual Interdisciplinary majors built around the Interfaith Studies minor. However, as the 3+3 program is open to students with any major, the curriculum can be adapted to meet other major requirements with consent of the academic advisor and the Pre-Ministry advisor. Students must successfully earn 95 or more semester hours at Westminster prior to matriculating in the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity program. Thirty hours of credit from the divinity program will be accepted in reverse transfer, thereby completing the 125 hours required for graduation at Westminster. First-Year Program (FYP) courses, Intellectual Perspectives (IP) courses, the Cluster Course (CC), which are Westminster graduation requirements, are indicated in italics.