MDiv Equivalency: The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) requires an MDiv degree or its educational equivalent for admission to a doctor-of-ministry program. In most circumstances, an applicant will hold an MDiv degree. A student may be admitted to one of McCormick’s doctor-of-ministry programs without an MDiv degree by meeting the following requirements in order to establish MDiv-equivalency:
"My ministry context is broad, diverse and sometimes unpredictable. The academic and personal reflection components of the program continually enhance my ability to serve in new ways. The ecumenical setting is a bonus as it helps to be reminded that God comes to people in different ways and all should be respected." The Reverend Angela Shepherd, Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
"I was seeking the opportunity for advance study in an Adult Learning environment where the interaction between mature practitioners, facilitators, and students alike, enables growth in collaboration with one another. This context is not available everywhere, but I found it at McCormick." The Reverend Peter Bartlett, Eastminster United Church, Belleville, Ontario.
"I'm not the same person I was when I started the D.Min. program a year ago, because I have been stretched to view my surroundings with complexity and multiculturally. I feel I am evolving, growing and changing to be the leader in Christ's church fulfilling a continual call." The Reverend Sara Rabe, Zwingli United Church of Christ, Paoli, WI.
McCormick welcomes international students to the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program. Prospective International Students are encouraged to carefully study the curricula and the admissions requirements for the program prior to submitting an application.
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At a Glance
MDiv Equivalency: The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) requires an MDiv degree or its educational equivalent for admission to a doctor-of-ministry program. In most circumstances, an applicant...
McCormick welcomes international students to its Doctor of Ministry Programs.
McCormick Theological Seminary welcomes applications from qualified persons for admission to its Doctor of Ministry degree programs. In accordance with criteria established by the Association of...
Responsibility for meeting the costs of this program belongs primarily to the student, the congregation or agency served, and the denomination of which the student is a member. Continuing education...
McCormick Theological Seminary is located in Chicago, in the south side community of Hyde Park—home of four other distinguished seminaries and the University of Chicago. Click here for a copy of our current Annual Report.
Approximately 150 men and women are enrolled at McCormick Theological Seminary. They are full and part-time students, on-campus residents and commuters, and members of doctoral ministry students for intensive study.
The McCormick is internationally diverse—by gender, ethnicity, national origin and religious tradition. The faculty is composed of 16 full-time faculty members in four fields of study: Bible, History, Theology/Ethics and Ministry.
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