The Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Heinz College offer a dual degree program leading to a candidate’s earning both the Master of Divinity (M. Div) and Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM).
Public policy and management is increasingly required for the practice of ministry at all levels. The dual degree program prepares students as experts in public policy, technology and management as well as theology in order to establish a group of specialists ready to serve the church as practitioners and consultants through a combination of expertise which is constantly in demand.
The dual program can be completed within three-and-a-half years. Normal completion of each degree independently would require five years. Admission is determined separately by each institution; admission to one doesn't guarantee admission into the other.
Admission to the dual degree program may be obtained prior to or during the first year of study at either school. Applicants must complete each school’s application for admission. A statement describing your interest in the dual degree program should be sent to each program’s office of admission by the application deadline.
The application form must be submitted via the online application system by the deadline. Supporting materials sent by mail (if any) must be postmarked by the deadline. Our admissions committee cannot begin reviewing your application until we have received all of your application materials. If space remains in the class after the deadline we will continue to accept applications. Scholarship opportunities after the deadline are limited.
Interested candidates should refer to each school’s program brochures or Web sites for specifics on admission requirements. Applicants to the dual degree program must take the GRE or GMAT for admission to Heinz.