PTS and Westminster College Create New Bridge Program

Source: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Westminster College announce a new partnership designed to equip students for ministry by creating a bridge program that will allow undergraduate students at Westminster College to transition directly into the seminary and graduate with both their Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity in just six years instead of the traditional seven.

Undergraduates will complete their first 3 years at the college before being directly admitted into the seminary where they will be able to complete their studies spending a total of three years at each institution.

Rev. Dr. Leanna Fuller, interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary said, “Westminster College and Pittsburgh Seminary both offer holistic education — encompassing not only students’ knowledge, but their creativity, curiosity, ethics, spirituality, and relationships. This partnership will benefit both of our institutions and, most importantly, the students who learn in our communities.”

Dr. Jamie G. McMinn, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Westminster said, “With this new agreement both institutions clear the way for Westminster students to enter a high-quality graduate program that further prepares them for a life of discernment, service and leadership as they explore what it means to enter the ministry in a period marked by medical and sociocultural complexities.”

About Westminster College

Westminster College is nationally known for its collaborative environment, outstanding experiential learning programs, focus on student success, and the effort invested in making higher education affordable and attainable to all students. Established in 1852, Westminster is proud to be the first college in the country open to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex or religion, from its founding charter by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

About Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Rooted in the Reformed tradition and in relationship with Christ-followers from other traditions, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary forms and equips people for ministries familiar and yet to unfold and communities present and yet to be gathered.

Source: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary