“The staff and the faculty encourage students to see themselves as created in the image of God.”
PTS has worked hard for over 15 years to accommodate the needs of changing student communities. Among graduate programs in this part of the U.S., we pioneered block scheduling in order to work with a commuting student body which also tends to average more than 20 hours per week of employment. In recent years, we have increased our evening, weekend, and concentrated course offerings. This attention to teaching when students are available rather than when it is convenient for faculty members is one of the distinctive marks of a PTS education.
We think it is also telling that, despite being a school to which half of our students commute more than 100 miles each way, community is a hallmark quality of our life together. That community does not happen accidentally. Everyone on staff—especially the folks in student services, the chaplain, and the faculty—joins with student leaders in shaping a welcoming and challenging learning community.